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1 Schenectady dog to die, other’s fate uncertain

Sean McKearn, hugs his sister Lindsay McKearn Wednesday, August 13, 2014. His father Kevin is seen at right.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Sean McKearn, hugs his sister Lindsay McKearn Wednesday, August 13, 2014. His father Kevin is seen at right.
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The McKearn family is losing one of its dogs forever, and the other’s fate still lies in the balance. Visiting City Judge Stephen Swinton accepted a deal Wednesday in which the family agreed both of their dogs were dangerous. They also agreed that the more aggressive dog, Victor, should be euthanized. They’re still hoping to save Tyson’s life. But they said it would be harder to defend Vic, as they call him. He is aggressive ...


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birmy
August 13, 2014
10:35 p.m.

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Tyson sounds like a nice dog - jumping out the window and helping to kill the dog walking by. How about a microchip in the McKearns brains for acting like selfish, stupid, and inhumane people? The reality is you know these people will end up buying some other nice dogs regardless of what happens. It honestly is annoying to even read this article. These people must love the attention they are getting. I agree with the judge. It's a show.

safny
August 14, 2014
6:32 a.m.

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Someone should be offering Carl a plea deal - for his job. I hate to see a perfectly healthy dog put down because the people who own him are idiots. Their whining has gotten boring already. And now they have started a whole brouhaha over the city shelter. Once again - every thing in Schenectady has to be long, drawn out and messy because no one here has the sense to pass laws and regulations that are clear and enforceable. How many unlicensed dogs? Dangerous dogs? Lindsay - the easy way out would be throwing you in jail.

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