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Dog owner appeals dangerous dog declaration

The owner of a pit bull that killed a small dog at Austin's new dog park June 24 will appeal the dangerous dog declaration given by the city of Austin. A hearing is set for the July 16 council meeting to address the appeal.

David Davenport, 42, filed the appeal June 29. He was served with the dangerous dog notice June 25 and had a 14-day window in which to appeal to the Austin City Council and contest the notice.

A 19-year-old woman reported to Austin police that her dog, a Chihuahua, had been killed by a pit bull on the morning of June 24 at the dog park. Davenport came in to talk to police about the incident early the next morning.

This will be the second dangerous dog appeal the city council will hear this year. In March, a pit bull attacked and killed a small dog in northeast Austin. The owner of the pit bull was ordered to have the dog put down; she appealed to the city council, which declared the dog dangerous and ordered it to be destroyed.

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