Williams v. Orange County Animal Control (1996)
California, United States
Year Case Filed:
"Boo," a bullmastiff (large breed of dog), knocked down a child who had walked into his (the dog's) yard. The child accused dog of biting him. The Orange County Animal Control Department ordered that Boo be euthanized as a "vicious" and "dangerous" animal. The owners filed a Writ of Mandamus to delay the killing of the dog until their challenge could be heard in court.
Petition for Writ of Mandamus (02/1996) (pdf file 455 KB)
Memo in Support of Motion (06/10/1996) (pdf file 897 KB)