Tuesday, October 20, 2009
brazen lies even by pit nutter standards
27 yr old daniel coverston of auburn, california
while coverston was in michigan, his four pit bulls (ronin, sherman, maui and otis) got loose and attacked a 17 yr old male. coverston was very surprised to hear about the attack citing "they're very sweet" and "they listen to me very well." now he is in deep shit. the city has his dogs and they want to kill them. and so do i.
coverston lawyered up and is trying every trick in the book to get the dogs back, well at least one of his dogs.
first, he challenged whether or not the city PROPERLY seized the dogs. at the hearing, the court discovered that the owner is unable to physically control his dogs.
Ruffcorn said the dogs were taken by animal control “without incident.” However, he noted that Daniel Coverston did not appear to have control of the animals. He said as one dog was escorted out of the house at a time, another dog broke loose and was running around the outside of the property. Another dog became agitated in the car and his head broke through a window screen.
“The dogs were not aggressive but it was clear that Daniel did not have control of the dogs,” Ruffcorn said during the hearing.
at the end of the hearing, his lawyer stated they would not contest the seizure.
coverston claims to have escape proofed his yard. he poured 6 inches of concrete at the bottom so they cannot dig out and added a taller redwood fence outside of the chain link with a lattice top. i hope you fixed that gate.
ronin the japanese warrior
coverston is begging for ronin to be spared. ronin was described by the animal control officer as the dominant dog and the most aggressive of the four. coverston described ronin "like my son" and the dog that he has "the craziest bond" with. coverston has promised to neuter his dogs if they are returned to him, although i have a sneaky suspicion that their "crazy bond" might be jeopardized.
in addition to promising to neuter his dogs, coverston is promising to give his puppies............ ANTI-AGGRESSION SHOTS?!?!?
wtf are anti-aggression shots?
Daniel Coverston said his veterinarian at North Fork Veterinary Clinic told him that they would give his dogs anti-aggression shots as part of their “puppy plan.” Coverston said he was “very surprised” to hear in a letter read by Auburn City Attorney Matthew Crider that one of the veterinarians at the clinic said she had never heard of anti-aggression shots.
Coverston told the court earlier that his dogs had received their most recent anti-aggression shot from the vet clinic seven months ago. He said he does not give his pets the shot.
Representatives from North Fork Veterinary Clinic declined to comment when contacted by the Journal.
this is hilarious. not only do i find NO mention of these shots anywhere on the internet EXCEPT in THIS news story, i consulted with a vet and guess what?
and last but not least, daniel coverston history with animal control:
- he has been cited for expired licenses - renewed 2 days after the attack
- he has been cited for not having current rabies shots for at least one dog
- dispatch has received five calls regarding coverston's pit bulls
- there has been at least one other report of his mushy wiggle butts menacing people
meanwhile, the case is still open. criminal charges may still be filed against it. coverston and lawyer are sticking with the anti-aggression shots defense.