A Dog Too Dangerous for West Hollywood is Fine for Venice
By Ana Bustilloz/Special to LAist
Cadillac, DJ Samantha Ronson's Bulldog, has been declared "dangerous" and "exiled" by the City of West Hollywood for attacking a 5 pound Maltese. The dog, Tiger eventually died from the attack. This is not Cadillac's only instance of aggressive behavior, having attacked at least one other dog and human.
Tiger's human companion Farnouche Kamran feels abandoned by the city's prosecutor who initially promised to prosecute, according the Wehonews.com. Clearly a dog lover, Kamran didn't want Cadillac destroyed, but was hoping for a public awareness campaign to educate the public on dog owner's responsibilities and the importance of proper training.
A notice of order from West Hollywood Human Services Department Director, Sam Baxter requires that Cadillac be relocated permanently to Ronson's Venice home.
Humane and canine citizens in Venice should be careful as Cadillac appears to be aggressive and unpredictable.
West Hollywood city's prosecutor initially promised to euthanize Cadillac, but Ms. Kamran did not support that. "Ronson is the responsible party, 'and euthanizing the dog would punish the dog' for Ronson's failures," said Kamran. Kamran has filed a lawsuit seeking damages and medical expenses.