Lawsuit Against NSAL Can Proceed

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id...ed-With-Lawsuit-Against-Shelter#ixzz3GMX12FHQ

    A woman bitten by a dog can proceed with her suit against the shelter from which she adopted the animal, on claims that it failed to tell her the dog had been adopted and returned twice before.

    Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman said Alice Tighe—who was bitten in the face by her black Labrador retriever Lucky—raised factual issues of concealed fraud that survived a summary judgment motion from North Shore Animal League America, which calls itself the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.

    Seventeen-month-old Lucky bit Tighe in May 2012, four months after she had adopted him. Lucky was euthanized by local animal control officials, Tighe's attorney, Neil Zirlin, managing attorney of Joseph T. Mullen Jr. & Associates, said in an interview.

    Zirlin said Tighe called the shelter after she was bitten and was told by an employee that Lucky had been returned once before.

    Tighe "got the impression she wasn't getting the whole story, which she wasn't," Zirlin said.

    After Tighe sued the organization in 2013, Zirlin said he learned about the rest of Lucky's backstory through discovery.

    Tighe argued she had not been informed the dog had been twice adopted and returned, nor was she told of its biting history.

    In the first return, the dog was sent back after three months because the family's babysitter did not like him and threatened to quit. The dog was returned less than a month after the second adoption because he had bitten the family's 12-year-old daughter in the face.

    After the bite, the organization said it created a report, segregated the dog for 10 days and evaluated it. The shelter said trainers determined Lucky had no aggressive personality traits and released him for adoption.

    In an interview, Zirlin credited North Shore generally for the "great services" it performs.

    "What North Shore did here is reprehensible," he said, noting Tighe "always had a dog" leading up to the incident but has been unable to do so since.
     
  2. AllAboutHim Ed

    AllAboutHim Ed #mypurpose VIP

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    Assholes. Once a dog bites it should be put down.
     
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    There goes the kitty closet. :nocheer:
     
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    They should request discovery on the spokesmodel's shocking past. :secret:
     
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    Lou Skunt ____________________ Banned User

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    A million lives saved! What's one face? This woman should be ashamed of herself IMO. :no:

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  6. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Lucky clearly missed seeing Beth at the shelter and figured ripping the faces off it's new owners would allow him to return.
     
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    "People need to get their shit together, Robin. Just because a dog bites your 12 year old daughter in the face is no reason to have it sent back to NSAL, let alone euthanized. These people should stop having so many fucking kids. Cunts! The fucking dog did the girl a favor, she was going to be ugly anyway! Now, at least that ugly face has got some character. These fucking fucks!!!!"
     
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    This picture always sends chills up my spine. Cunty McCuntcunt.
     
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    NSAL is definitely in the wrong here.

    My wife runs a local dog rescue (run by volunteers in their own homes, no fancy marble offices) and she always discloses history of bites or aggressive behaviour if known, you have to for liability reasons. Whatever the history of the dog is she makes sure people are aware of it and that they specifically sign off on it so that there is no misunderstandings. She typically doesn't deal with aggressive dogs or biters but some times they do come in. After a first bite incident she usually takes some time with the dog to re-evaluate it, she believes in second chances so typically would give the dog another chance so long as there wasn't any other warning signs however if the dog was to bite again she likely would put the dog down as it would not be adoptable. It may not be a popular opinion in the animal rescue world but not everything can be saved or should be saved.
     
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    That picture is classic.
    I couldn't make that mean of a face if I tried.
     
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    Did they NOT give her a copy of "Oh My Dog" when she adopted the black lab (prolly half pit-bull, as always, but they usually claim, oh we don't know WHAT his other half is!!!) so that she could refer to twatty know-it-all on how exactly to raise this beast???
     
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    The NSAL should have consulted its expert spokesperson for advice on how to train Lucky - hire a behaviorist!

    Sounds like there was definitely a history with this dog and the NSAL could have at least told the prospective adopter about its past.

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    Poor, not-so Lucky.....
    :sadbye:
     
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    Too bad Beth didn't foster this dog
     
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    How many calendars does
    your wife sell?
     
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    "face bitten off ? Hire a behaviorist and a plastic surgeon"
     
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    Why oh why couldn't Lucky have been one of the animals Beefus puts right up to her face and makes kissy lips with?
     
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    That's just plain stupid.

    You don't kill a dog just because it bit someone.
    There is context to everything.
     
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    If you don't think biting a 12 year old in the face is reason to be put down, you're plain stupid.
     
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