Town Threatens to Send Man to Jail for Missing Dog Fliers
Is there anything worse than losing your dog?
One town is proving there just might be.
The town of Marysville, Washington, is threatening to fine a man and jail him if he puts up more signs for his missing dog.
Shawn Slater, 34, lost his service dog, Nanna, when she ran away after she got scared by Fourth of July fireworks. Nanna lost her tags during her escape through a hole in a fence, making it even harder to find her. Friends have tried to help by posting fliers around the city, including on utility poles. That’s against the law, though, because the city owns them.
What makes the story is even sadder is Slater suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and Nanna has made it possible for Slater to stop taking anxiety medication.
Slater said the police have warned him:
If I were to put another sign up, I will be getting a $250 fine and a day in jail per sign.”
The police, however, say he merely received a courtesy call.
As for Slater, he’s devastated and would do anything to be reunited with Nanna, saying, “It’s my family and it’s my sanity, I just want back.”
What do you think? Is the city right to be sticking to the letter of the law or should it ease up a little?