Controversial pooch Moose departs Hannibal

The owners of a dog that drew the ire of neighbors and Hannibal postal workers is headed for greener pastures outside city limits.

The owners of Moose are in the process of moving, according to one family member.

Earlier this year, the city deemed the 6-year-old pit bull a dangerous dog after postal workers and neighbors said he often became aggressive. The city banned Moose under its aggressive dog ordinance although no one was injured as a result of the dog's aggressive behavior.

The city upheld the decision after U.S. Postal Service workers refused to deliver mail to the 5000 block of College Street where the dog and his owner David Taylor resided.

Taylor's daughter Lori Bono said Moose has lived elsewhere since July 19.

Moose came under fire after he chased a postal worker and scared neighbors enough to lodge complaints.