Spork is a miniature dachshund who could potentially get kenneled for the rest of his life or killed just for being scared at the vet. The little guy can’t defend himself, so it is going to take a national effort to come together and protect an innocent miniature dachshund from the horrific animal laws currently found in the City of Lafayette, Colorado.
Last August this 10-year-old miniature dachshund, Spork, snapped at and bit a veterinarian technician at Jasper Animal Hospital as he was being held by his owner. He has been at the vet on numerous occasions over the years and had been there just the week before, without ever having any issues except that he is usually very scared and shaking, sometimes defecating (which some dogs do if they are scared at the vet). In fact, he had been there just the week before when he got his shots and examination for oral surgery.
Spork's owner was doing exactly what she was told and was holding the 17-pound dachshund firmly in her arms when the vet tech suddenly, and without warning, put her face in his, which resulted in the bite. He was shaking badly before this happened which was noticed by the entire staff, and had pooped on his owner just before the accident. Clearly the little guy was just scared to be at the vet and that was obvious.
Where is Common Sense? The Lafayette Animal Control has charged Spork’s owners with having a vicious dog in the City of Lafayette. Please contact the city of Lafayette (303) 665-5588 and let them know they should focus on more legitimate threats to public safety – not a 17 pound dog.