Goob, I agree totally with the Animal Control issue, I know of a couple that do go on vendettas against certain people so Ive wondered that a few times with this. Ive had problems with them myself, I had 4 dogs and the city said I was only allowed 2 going by the space I had in the yard and the fact that it was a rental, the landlord didnt have a problem though. The dogs were 'inspected' for abuse, I was questioned about the syringes being in my house and my 'ability' to obtain blood from my Rott as she was diabetic (Im a vet tech-over 15 years....I know how to get a blood sample) They would come around periodically, hang around outside my back fence and blow a dog whistle to see how many dogs came running out of the house and I had a few times were it got so bad that I had to 'relocate' a couple of my dogs temporaarily to avoid them being confiscated and euthanized, my Rott and Pit mix were targeted. I understand the laws if they have known fighters and why they are euthanized but if these particular dogs were not fighters!! Ive seen more dogs taken by private rescues that have mostly been found 'accomodation'...it can be done, it would have been something if the'd at least tried to contact the owners of the dogs that a few people in here have said were just boarding....but I also heard that PETA is involved, so the dogs didnt stand a chance.