Owners of deadly NYC pit bull says dog deserves day in court

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City owners of a pit bull officials say has killed two other dogs and a cat want a hearing before their beloved pet is put down by the authorities.

The New York Post reported that city officials want to euthanize the 70-pound canine named Caesar.

But an attorney for a Staten Island couple that owns the 7-year-old dog tells the newspaper officials are denying his clients due process rights.

A hearing on the matter is set for Aug. 15.

City officials say in court papers that since 2010 Caesar has killed a Chihuahua named Charlie, a Maltese and a cat. They say Caesar also attacked Charlie’s owner on May 17.

An administrative judge advices the health department on whether a dog is too dangerous.