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Williams v. Orange County Animal Control (1996)

Plaintiff's Attorney:   Michael Rotsten

Topic: Dangerous Animal

Jurisdiction:   California, United States

Year Case Filed:   1996


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"Boo," a bullmastiff (large breed of dog), knocked down a child who had walked into his (the dog's) yard.  The child accused dog of biting him.  The Orange County Animal Control Department ordered that Boo be euthanized as a "vicious" and "dangerous" animal.  The owners filed a Writ of Mandamus to delay the killing of the dog until their challenge could be heard in court. 

Petition for Writ of Mandamus (02/1996) (pdf file 455 KB)

Memo in Support of Motion  (06/10/1996) (pdf file 897 KB)

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