I previously reported about a case in the Lafayette, Colorado Municipal
Court in which the owners of a wiener dog named “Spork” were
charged with keeping a vicious dog which had bitten a veterinary technician
on the face during a dental procedure. I promised I would follow-up on
the story when additional facts became available.
In March 2010, a plea agreement was reached under which the charge against
Spork’s owners will be dismissed if Spork keeps his nose clean–
so to speak– for a 6-month period. Needless to say, the tiny dog’s
owners are greatly relieved that, at least for six months, Spork does
not face the possible penalty of euthanasia.
The injured veterinary tech, who has had one surgery and faces at least
one more, says it was never her desire that Spork be put down. Her motivating
factor in seeing that charges were filed initially was her hope that the
dog would not bite anyone in the future.