A Marshfield Labrador mix is sthe first canine in Massachusetts to be included in a restraining order.
The dog, owned by a 38-year-old Marshfield woman who sought a restraining order in Plymouth District Court against her boyfriend, is now in an undisclosed shelter, said Deni Michele Goldman, Marshfield’s animal control officer.
“This new law allows a judge to award the possession of an animal to the victim and to prohibit the accused from abusing, threatening or taking the pet,” said Goldman, who is also the spokeswoman for the Animal Control Officers Association of Massachusetts…
A week before Thanksgiving, Plymouth Judge James Mennogranted the woman’s Labrador mix dog named Panzer the protection of a restraining order from a violent ex-boyfriend.
“(She) feared that her boyfriend might try to take the dog, and she stated that he had already kicked and dragged the dog in the past,” Goldman said.
Panzer is now living with a foster family while the woman and her son are staying in a domestic violence shelter out-of-state.stic-violence#ixzz2DXEl0Z8B