NC dog set to be euthanized even though it has never bitten anyone


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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — A 2-year-old boxer mix in North Carolina that, according to her owners, is a very sweet dog, will be euthanized by Animal Services.

According to WECT, New Hanover County Animals Services has a very different view of the dog than its owners.

Animal Services deemed the dog, named Honey, as potentially dangerous in June after five separate civil and state citations were filed regarding the owner’s inability to control the dog.

“All of the different accounts have stated the dog is snarling, it sneaks around behind them, it does a sneak attack sort of situation,” said Steve Watson, of the New Hanover County Animals Services.

Honey was discovered running loose without a muzzle in November, resulting in a sixth citation.

“You’re not just taking away a dog, you’re taking away our child,” said Ashley Aiena, Honey’s owner. “We love this dog with all of our heart. It’s been very, very stressful and I am losing it over this. It’s not right.”

Animal Services has denied Aiena’s appeal to euthanize the dog. Aiena has until Jan. 29 to take their appeal to Superior Court.

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