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Landlord finds new reason to evict Huntsville dog owner

The owner claims he's proven his dog isn't a Pit Bull, but now he said the complex has found a new reason to evict him.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 6:40 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 7:01 PM

The man who is being evicted because of the breed of his dog said he has proven that his 5 month old puppy isn't a pit bull, but he said his apartment complex is still trying to evict him.


This time, for a new complaint about his dog.

Last week we told you about Amos Smith.

He was out for a walk at night when he said his puppy alerted him to a fire.

That's when he called 911.

He said his puppy alerting him is what helped save someones life.

The eviction process started when his complex saw his dog following the fire.

Smith claims paperwork from a vetrenarian proves his puppy Queen isn't Pit Bull and that she's a Terrier mix.

That means he would be allowed to stay, but now the complex is trying to evict him because of how much she weighs.

Queen is 19 pounds, but at just 5 months old Smith still expects her to grow to around, "20-30 pounds," said Smith.

According to paperwork from the Lincoln Park Apartment Complex, that would be over its 20 pound weight limit for dogs.

"I'm not going to starve my dog just to be able to keep her," said Smith.

The complex is part of the Huntsville Housing Authority.

Their pet policy online said the weight limit for dogs is 25 pounds.

WAAY 31 did stop by the main Huntsville Housing Authority building downtown to find out why there seems to be two separate pet policies, but their hours said that they're closed on Fridays.

WAAY 31 also tried to reach them over the phone, but didn't get a response.

"I think they should raise that anyways, because any dog can get to 20 pounds, or 25 pounds. A chihuahua can get to 25 pounds if they eat enough," said Smith.

Smith said he wants to remain independent and in his own place, but keeping his dog is more important.

"If my dog has to go I'm going," said Smith.

WAAY 31 stopped by the main office of the Lincoln Park Complex to get answers about what will happen to Smith and his dog, but their office is also closed on Fridays.

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