The seizure order was issued last week after a woman whose name the SFPD did not disclose filled out a statement earlier this month at the Animal Control Office claiming Fiona -- outfitted in a human jacket and with a cloth tied around her snout in lieu of a muzzle -- was recently tied to a parking meter outside Martha' & Bros. Coffee Shop on Cortland Ave. at 12:45 a.m.
The animal allegedly lunged at the woman, which prompted its owner -- Morris -- to leave the cafe. The woman claims Morris was angry at her for walking too closely to the dog.
Denny was mystified as to why a cloth was tied around the dog's nose (to say nothing of the human jacket). Animal Control officers have repeatedly lectured Morris on the need to use the muzzle and made certain she had one.
"Sergeant Herndon said to do a seizure order on that dog. You've got two cites for it not being muzzled and now a signed statement that it was tied up to a pole there on Cortland," says Denny. "Obviously, [Morris] is just not abiding by the order and the dog poses a great deal of peril to the public."
Fiona will be subject to her second Vicious Dog hearing on Thursday. If the dog came as close to euthanization as Denny claims it did last time around -- then it's not looking good for Fiona right now.