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Judge Rules Palm Coast Has No Choice But To Execute Dangerous Dog Cooper, Ending Notorious Case

| November 20, 2018

A circuit judge ruled that Palm Coast animal control was right to condemn Cooper, a dangerous dog, to death, and the Palm Coast City Council was right to stay out of it. The dog will soon be killed.

Pit Bull Who Mauled 9-Year-Old Girl Is to Be Put To Death, Palm Coast Rules

| November 14, 2018

Chopper, a 2-year-old, 59-lb. pit bull mauled the girl on Powder Horn Drive in Palm Coast and three days later was surrendered to the city’s animal control division.

Death For Dangerous Dog Cooper Likely as Judge Sees Scant ‘Legal Basis’ to Stop It

| November 5, 2018

A circuit judge gave supporters of Cooper, the dangerous dog condemned to death, little hope today after a one-hour hearing in an appeal designed to commute the dog’s death sentence.

Palm Coast Council Gets Primer on Dangerous Dog Rules: ‘You Don’t Have a Role in Process’

| October 30, 2018

The presentation was a more formal way of assuring the council that it had immunity in dangerous-dog decisions–as long as it remained on the sidelines. 

Pit Bull Boxer Mix Attacks Pizza Delivery Man in Palm Coast’s P Section

| October 26, 2018

John Iles, a 76-year-old Palm Coast resident who delivers for Napoli Pizza, ended up at Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach after being attacked in the face by a pit bull boxer mix at one of his delivery destinations.

Court Hearing in Notorious Case of Dangerous Dog Cooper Scheduled for Day Before Election

| October 23, 2018

The owner of Cooper the dog wants a judge to overrule a Palm Coast hearing officer’s death sentence so the dog can be exiled to a refuge for dangerous dogs on Florida’s west coast.

Palm Coast Council Would Rather Spare Dog Cooper’s Life. You Wouldn’t Know It
From Its Court Pleadings.

| September 10, 2018

Palm Coast’s administration is is making its decision to kill Cooper the dog synonymous with the council’s preference. But it isn’t.

Dottye Benton, Owner of Dangerous Dog Cooper, Faces Felony Charge Following 3rd Bite

| August 31, 2018

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office filed the charge that Palm Coast Animal Control asked for, citing owner Dottye Benton’s pattern of neglect and dissimulation.

As Quarantine Costs Reach $5,000, Dangerous Dog Cooper Bites 3rd Victim–and Owner Attempts Hush-Up

| August 24, 2018

The incident took place last week when Cooper the dog escaped its kennel and bit a Flagler Humane Society staffer before the dog’s owner took control–and asked the staffer not to say anything.

Behind Campaign to ‘Save Cooper’ the Dangerous Dog, Broken Pledges on Both Sides and Palm Coast’s Arbitrary Calls

| June 18, 2018

Cooper’s owner broke a pledge to kill the dog, and the victim broke a pledge not to sue, while Palm Coast pursued euthanizing the dog but not charges against the owner, even though the law says it should do both.

Palm Coast Council Claims It Cannot Exile Rather Than Kill Dangerous Dog Cooper. Many Others Disagree.

| June 12, 2018

The dog Cooper has twice been declared dangerous and is set to be killed, but its owner and advocates say Palm Coast is refusing to settle for exiling the dog to a rescue ranch instead.

In Latest Victory For Dog Owners, Court Rejects Flagler’s Appeal on ‘Dangerous’ Ruling

| May 17, 2018

The labrador that bit an 8-year-old Flagler County boy in the face three years ago will not have to be termed dangerous, and the long legal case appears closed.

County Agrees To Settling Dangerous Dog Case With Broader Implications on Authority

| February 6, 2018

Flagler County Attorney Al Hadeed argues Circuit Judge Scott DuPont misconstrued and misapplied the law in a dangerous-dog decision the county is appealing to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Flagler County Appeals Dangerous Dog Ruling, Challenging Judge DuPont’s Interpretation of Law

| September 20, 2017

Circuit Judge Scott DuPont in August quashed the Flagler County Commission’s order declaring a dog dangerous, saying the commission acted improperly. Flagler is appealing.

County Rejects Removing “Dangerous Dog” Designation of Lab That Bit 8 Year Old

| December 21, 2015

The proposed settlement would have avoided a felony charge on the dog owners should the dog bite again. But the child’s mother called the settlement a “joke” and commissioners showed no interest in changing their mind.

Owners of Dog the County Declared Dangerous for Attacking Child Appeal to County Court

| October 6, 2015

A rare and controversial case involving a dangerous-dog declaration after the dog bit an 8-year-old child enters a new phase, starting with a request from the dog owners that county court determine how the appeal is to proceed.

Dog Bites 8-Year-Old Boy: Should It be Declared Dangerous, Or Does Castle Doctrine Apply? County Commission Will Decide.

| September 3, 2015

The Flagler County Commission on Sept. 9 must decide whether to declare a 2-year-old Labrador dangerous, or whether to rule that the dog was merely defending its home from an intruder.

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