Samantha Ronson’s dog has been banned from West Hollywood.
The DJ was ordered to have Cadillac, an English bulldog, outside of the city by January 6, and it has also been given a ‘Dangerous Animal’ tag after it mauled another pooch to death in the hallway outside his owner’s house.
This means if the dog is caught in the streets, parks or any public place, whether on a lead or not, he will be taken away and “humanely destroyed”.
Paperwork about Cadillac handed to Sam, 33, in relation to the charges states, “The guardian/custodian is unwilling or unable to properly train, handle or maintain the animal within the City of West Hollywood.”
This punishment is less than was initially feared by Sam, who thought her animal may be put down straight away for the attack.
Instead, she was ordered to get him out of town, and sent him to stay with relatives on America’s East Coast.
Since the incident, Sam has moved from West Hollywood to the Los Angeles district of Venice, where Cadillac is free to live as long as she buys a $20 licence and keeps up with his paperwork and shots.
After the attack on the Maltese named Tiger, Sam apologised to its owner, her former neighbour.
She said at the time, “I feel incredibly sad and wish I could offer more than condolences, unfortunately there are no words to describe how sorry I am.”
The owner of the attacked dog, Farnouche Kamran brought a $750,000 lawsuit against Samantha for negligence, emotional distress, assault and battery, saying she was injured mentally and physically in the attack.