Dog to be executed after years of incarceration

Dog locked up since 2017 to ‘be executed’ after court orders him to be put down

A dog locked up since 2017 will be “executed” following a judge’s ruling on the case. Susan Santics’ dog, Punky, bit a woman on the leg in August 2017 and he was subsequently seized by Vancouver Animal Services. Santics recounts the incident which landed her dog in “jail.”

In August 2017 at an off-leash dog park, Punky, then a two and a half-year old, bit a woman below her knee. She was treated in a hospital ER Department and released. No stitches were applied.

Adding details about the conditions that Punky has been kept for all this time:

He has been impounded in a small kennel ever since, with minor exercise twice a day, in a slightly larger area. I am only allowed to see him (from outside his kennel) once per week for 30 minutes.

On Thursday, Santics’ bid to keep Punky alive ended when a judge decided that he could not be rehabilitated, and that he must be euthanized, reports CBC News.

After the ruling, animal rights lawyer Victoria Shroff stated:

I’m absolutely gutted. I had hoped we would be able to move forward with this case and bring animal law to the highest court in Canada. This is very, very sad news indeed because it’s the end of the road for Punky … He will be executed.”

The city prosecutor has granted a request for Punky to be able to spend a bit of time with his owner before he is put down. The Australian cattle dog has at least through Wednesday of next week.

Find the fundraiser which had been created to raise funds to spare Punky’s life here.

Yesterday: Woman caught on video, beating and biting dog, has been arrested!

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7 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    PLEASE PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO PUNKY’S GO FUND ME
    PAGE!

    WE CAN STOP THIS! WE CAN DONATE TO APPEAL THIS
    COURT DECISION BY PAYING THE ATTORNEY’S FEES!

    MAYBE SPUNKY COULD BE RESCUED AND SENT TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION!

    OTHERWISE, CAN THEY LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITH SPUNKY?!

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    • Amber Winebarger says:

      There is no need to put this dog down! Let him live! It’s been 3 years. Let him go be with his owner! The lady didn’t need stitches!
      All lives matter! The dog should live!

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  2. Linda Badham says:

    WHY PUT HIM DOWN. THE LADY NEVER NEEDED STITCHES WHICH SAYS IT WAS NOT NASTY BITE. GIVE HIM A CHANCE < THE OWNER CAN MUZZLE HIM ON A WALK. SEEMS VERY UNFAIR THAT HES GOING TO DIE WITHOUT BEING GIVEN A CHANCE !!

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  3. Marchelle Marsh says:

    TRAVISTY of JUSTICE’!!! This pup LOCKEDOWN 24/7 CEMENT CELL LOUD STRESSFUL TRAUMATIZING death camp left to himself for a torturous 3′ three yrs long lonely’ existence & now you want to kill him/murder for biting a woman who didn’t even require sutures??? Outrageous barbaric & simply wrong UNETHICAL INHUMANE & IMMORAL THIS so called JUSTICE SYSTEM This judge should be ashamed of themselves no mercy’???!!!!!!!! PLS’ LET HIM GO HM TO HIS FAMILY’ HE DOES “NOT” DESERVE TO DIE FOR THIS BUT DESERVES HIS LIFE’ BACK’!!! He’s suffered enough taken away from family & hm’ HOW UTTERLY CRUEL TO KEEP HIM LOCKEDOWN FOR 3YR’S THEN TO SENTENCE HIM TO DEATH’ SHAMEFUL DISGRACE”!!!!

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  4. Jan Barnes says:

    THE SICK EVIL BASTARDS KILLED PUNKY! PLEASE CONTINUE TO
    HELP PUNKY’S FAMILY PAY THE FORTUNE OF EXPENSES THEY PAID TO TRY TO SAVE PUNKY!

    THE BOTTOM LEVEL OF HELL IS WAITING, AND KARMA WILL
    CERTAINLY BE THE ULTIMATE BITCH!

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