Moose's owner appeals dangerous dog declaration

The owner of Moose, a six-year-old pit bull, has filed an appeal with the city, according to the The Hannibal Courier-Post.

Earlier this week, Courier-Post reporter Danny Henley said that David Taylor submitted the letter of appeal to the city.

The appeal asks for Moose to not be declared a dangerous dog.

A hearing has yet to be scheduled, but according to Henley's article, City Administrator Jeff LaGarce will have the final say on the matter.

You'll recall the U.S. Postal Service stopped mail delivery to the dog's original home in the 5000 block of College Street. Complaints from neighbors and postal workers about Moose's aggressive behavior led to the suspension of mail delivery to the whole neighborhood.

Lt. John Zerbonia of the Hannibal Police Department released a statement saying that the decision to force the dog out of the neighborhood was due to information not provided to police.

The owner was given 48 hours to remove the dog from the neighborhood and the dog was moved to a new home on New London Gravel Road.

The U.S. Postal Service has stopped mail delivery to this new neighborhood as well.

Editor's Note: Owner, police and neighbors are referring to this dog as a pit bull.