Save Walter McAlister
An Open Letter to the Mantachie Board of Aldermen:
I'm writing today in support of Sharon McAlister, her disabled son Adam and his service dog, Walter.
It is my understanding that the prosecution and local law enforcement officials are intending to 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 step in and make our voices heard. 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.