Kelly Dodd can’t escape the headlines, but this time around, it’s not Kelly’s mouth that’s landed her in the press; it’s her poodle pup, Chloe.
According to Radar Online, the Real Housewives of Orange County star and her ex-husband Michael Dodd were hit with legal papers by the City of Newport Beach.
Chloe allegedly has a long history of viciously attacking strangers at the beach.
On September 8, 2020, Newport Beach filed a petition to determine if Kelly and Michael’s dog named Chloe was “potentially dangerous.”
The city brought the case after the small white Poodle mix was accused of biting multiple strangers.
Per the filing, Chloe has been involved in more than two separate unprovoked attacks over the past 3 years, which “required a defensive action by a person to prevent bodily injury when the person and the dog were off the property of the owner.”
The city also claims that Chloe “bit a person causing” injury. Animal control officer Nick Ott filed declarations about 2 attacks involving Kelly’s dog.
The first attack took place on March 19, 2015., when Chloe allegedly attacked a woman named Celeste Antenucci. The victim reported the incident to police, claiming she suffered bruising and several red marks.
The second incident occurred on April 18, 2017. The police were called after Chloe “in an unprovoked and aggressive manner, inflicted an injury” on a man named Dean Joseph Turner.
Turner said Chloe bit him while walking on the sidewalk near the snack bar at Corona Del Mar beach. Per Turner, two females, later identified as Kelly’s daughter, Jolie, and her mother, Bobbi Meza, were walking two small dogs when both dogs attacked him.
He said one of the women claimed her dog would “never harm anyone” after he complained about the attack. He also alleges that the two women left the scene; however, witnesses told Turner where Kelly lived.
Officials later spoke to Kelly’s mother, who denied the incident ever occurred.
Turner was transported to the hospital for his injury. As a result of the attack, Chloe was placed on a 10-day home quarantine by Animal Control due to the attack allegation and “for rabies control purposes.”
Another incident occurred on April 16, 2019, when Chloe “attempted to bite” a man named Edward Thomas Webb. The attack went down at the Corona Del Mar beach when Chloe tore the alleged victims’ pants.
Webb told officers he was familiar with Chloe because of a November 2018 incident where “Chloe bit his wife.”
He then told the RHOC star to control her dog, to which she replied, “It’s crazy, Chloe only bites you two!”
As for the 2018 attack involving Webb’s wife, Deborah, a report states that she was walking on the sidewalk in Corona Del Mar when Chloe bit on her right shin. Officers say they observed several puncture wounds on the alleged victim’s leg.
Chloe was placed on a 10-day quarantine as a result.
A hearing was scheduled for November 16, 2020. however, Kelly and Michael both blew off the hearing. During the hearing, the court found Chloe to be a potentially dangerous dog.
Once a dog is determined to be dangerous, it can be impounded per Orange County law. Kelly can keep Chloe if she takes out insurance for the dog and follows several other requirements. It’s unclear what Kelly plans to do.
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.