Save Walter McAlister, The Service Dog
Dear Mayor Butler:
I'm writing today in support of Sharon McAlister, her disabled son Adam and his service dog, Walter.
It is my understanding that you intend to side with the prosecution in this matter and have Walter registered as a dangerous dog.
Walter has never attacked another human being or animal in his life. He was rescued from a shelter several years ago and has been a member of the McAlister family and a service dog for their son, Adam, completely changing his quality of life and frankly, the quality of life for the entire McAlister family.
If he had at all harmed another person or animal, then this would be a different story altogether. However, that is not the case. Their neighbor has been caught on several occasions agitating Walter and attempting to video the ordeal. Any animal behaves in this manner when taunted or teased, especially in defense of their property and family.
For the above reasons, I hope that you will seriously reconsider your stance in siding with the prosecution. Walter is a cherished member of the family and this decision could ultimately endanger not just his life but the life of a disabled member of your community.
Please use your influence and voice for the greater good in this situation -the well being of many are depending on it.