Suddenly, much less funny...The 33-year-old man witnesses claim stabbed a dog at Fort Funston will likely be arrested this week, according to park ranger George Durgerian. "We know who the man is and he's requested an attorney," he says. "It's pending -- we believe an arrest is happening this wee ... More >>
Sergeant Bill Herndon and friendThese may be the dog days of San Francisco's dog court. Sergeant Bill Herndon had been the head of the police department's vicious and dangerous dog unit, and oversaw the court system adjudicating San Francisco's misbehaving mongrels for nearly 20 years. Yet, earli ... More >>
Not the dog in question...San Francisco Police Sergeant Bill Herndon says he has opted not to seek punishment for two off-leash dogs allegedly involved in an incident that left 74-year-old Nob Hill resident Marion Cope severely wounded.Following a hearing of the SFPD's Vicious and Dangerous Anima ... More >>
A brutal dog attack in Nob Hill has revived the city's battle over canine control. Here's why it's going to get worse.
SFACCFiona the mastiff's Animal Control intake photoOn Monday we reported that Fiona, the large, vicious Italian mastiff featured in our recent cover story "Service with a Snarl" had been seized by Animal Control following accusations it attacked yet another San Franciscan. Sergeant Bill Herndon&nbs ... More >>
SFACCFiona the mastiff's Animal Control intake photoIn our recent cover story, "Service With a Snarl," we concluded with a look at "Vicious and Dangerous Dog Court" and the case of Fiona -- a massive Italian Mastiff its owner was intent upon having declared a service animal despite the giant dog's h ... More >>
In San Francisco, lizards, rodents, and vicious Chihuahuas have all been declared service animals.
Week of February 23, 2005
Due process, under the law, for every canine
How police bungled the exotic poison-for-profit case known as Foxglove