Service dog Nanna, whose owner says he was threatened with jail and fines for posting missing fliers.
It wasn’t the phone call he was hoping for.
Shawn Slater, 34, had posted fliers of his beloved service dog, Nanna, all over the city of Marysville in Washington state.
Nanna’s poster, stapled to telephone pole on city property, which prompted call from police warning of jail time and fees, according to the dog’s owner.
Then someone from the police department called, saying he could go to jail if he stapled anymore photos of his Rottweiler to telephone poles on city property, Slater said.
“If I were to put another sign up, I will be getting a $ 250 fine and a day in jail per sign,” he told KING 5 TV in Seattle.
Shane Slater holds his service dog’s collar tag, which was ripped away when she squirmed through fence slats.
Nanna’s owner suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder . The 3-year-old medical service dog provided a calming influence for Slater, who is prone to seizures and formerly was forced to take several medications for anxiety, he said.
“I was two years clean of all those drugs. I didn’t have any problems.”
Three-year-old Nanna, missing Rottweiler service dog.
The full-breed dog bolted a few days before July 4, terrorized by neighborhood fireworks.
She was in such a frenzy to escape, the 127-pound dog rammed herself between two fence planks, ripping off her medic alert and identification tags.
Shawn Slater says he was told by police that he could go to jail if he didn’t stop posting fliers about his missing dog.
“It’s my family and its my sanithy I just want back,” he said.
A Marysville Police Department spokesperson said a misinformed senior volunteer had recently called Slater.
“We are reviewing with our volunteers the precise message we want to provide to our community members to be certain that we accomplish our goal of educating,” Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said in a statement.