The Shaw Case, which Resulted in "Ulu's Law"

Constitutionality Challenges Filed In ULU Case

uluMotions Filed Challenging Constitutionality of Marion County Ordinance in Shaw v. Marion County (ULU)

Several motions were filed today, October 29, 2010, in Shaw v. Marion County, challenging the constitutionality of Marion County's Dangerous Dog Ordinance.  Ulu is comforatably at home, his dangerous dog designation reversed, as legal proceeding continue regarding the current application of the ordinance to Marion County dog owners.

The first challenge, which can be read here, involves the unconstitutionality of Marion County's "one kill rule" which violates the State definition.


ULU Home for Good

Judge Reverses ULU's Dangerous Dog Classification


Judge Steven Rogers reversed and vacated ULU's Dangerous Dog Classification. ULU is now free to do whatever a "not" dangerous dog does.  The order is short, to the point, and can be read here.

It's been a long road, but worth it.  First, we had the tortured hearing before the Dog Classification Board. We then filed a Writ of Replevin so that ULU could be home during the appeal, and ULU was returned by the County.  Thankfully, he has been home during the appellate proceedings.


ULU goes home pending appeal

ULU goes home!

On Friday, April 30, 2010, one day before the hearing on the Writ of Replevin (return our dog) scheduled before Judge Futch on May 3, 2010, the County agreed to return ULU pending appeal.

For those of you who have not been following this case, ULU was impounded by Marion Animal Control on March 30, 2010, based on allegations that he had killed a cat. As a result of the impoundment, we immediately filed a lawsuit containing a Writ of Replevin while also asking for injunctive and declaratory relief. The actual lawsuit in all its incomprehensible legal jargon can be viewed here


Dangerous Dog Law

Helping to defend our best friends. Dangerous Dog Law (DDL) focuses on the legal defense of allegedly dangerous dogs. DDL is a member of the Pit Bulletin Legal News Network.