A Waiheke woman is questioning the one-size-fits-all nature of the Dog Control Act, Newsroom reports, after her dog spent 509 days waiting injured in the pound for the courts to decide his fate, only to be put down in August. In a two-year-long back and forth through the legal system, Auckland Council ultimately spent almost $17,000 in expenses looking after a dog it intended to have put down. They were two tough years for Zeus, who spent most of it cooped up in a West Auckland pound, prevented from mixing with other dogs or seeing his owners, and spending a chunk of that time recuperating from a mystery injury to his hock.