Brandon selectboard united in vote to rehome vicious dog


BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard met in a special session on Monday, May 23 to decide the fate of Becky McKee’s dog, Minnie, who had recently gotten loose and attacked Marge Munger’s dog resulting in injuries that required veterinary attention.

Several townspeople were in attendance and expressed their difficulties with dealing with Minnie in the past. An emotional McKee expressed her contrition at the attack and admitted that she could not control or care for the dog any longer, but was at a loss in terms of how to proceed as she did not want to see the dog euthanized. 

Robin Shover of Passion 4 Paws, a Shelburne-based dog rescue group, stated that she would be willing to find a suitable foster home for Minnie, but that she would need until the weekend to be able to do so. It was the select board’s decision, given the dog’s history, that they were unwilling to wait that long to tend to the matter and a unanimous vote was cast giving Passion 4 Paws until Thursday to rehome the dog before it would need to be handed over to Animal Control. 

All parties involved agreed that the resulting solution was a suitable compromise.

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