Hastings family fights to keep pet
J.D., a 71-pound Staffordshire Terrier, was deemed a danger to the public Monday at a special city council hearing.
The dog's owners came to the council with an appeal of the designation assigned by the police department after J.D. jumped on his 9-year-old neighbor and bit him on the back without provocation.
This is the first time in at least 10 years that there has been a hearing on a dangerous dog appeal, said city attorney Dan Fluegel.