Be on the lookout for a wiener dog named “Spork,” especially
if you work for a veterinarian.
Deborah Takahara of KDVR.com reports on February 23 that the 10-year old
dog’s owners have been charged by the City of Lafayette, Colorado,
with keeping a vicious dog because Spork bit a veterinary technician on
the chin during oral surgery (on the dog).
The dog’s owners say that Spork is so cool he cries and won’t
sleep without a blanket over him. They also say that the veterinarian
tech got too close to Spork’s face with some scissors, which scared
the dog. Who knows? Maybe Spork just wanted to keep his teeth intact.
State law does not allow people who work with animals to file vicious
dog charges. There is no such exemption under Lafayette’s municipal code.
If the owners are convicted, Spork may suffer the ultimate penalty of
euthanasia, a fate which the owners say they will spend their life’s
savings to prevent.
All attempts at humor aside, I hope the person bitten has a speedy recovery.
Read more on Spork: “Lafayette Defends Prosecution of Spork the
‘Vicious’ Wiener Dog”