ETA: A couple folks asked about contacting people on this case. I am not familiar with the details. However, there is a Facebook page set up specifically for the two dogs, Shelby and Riley. It has a post from March 29, 2010. These dogs have been evaluated a number of times and, heck, there is controversy involved w/ the evaluations. You can see some video of the dogs here. These dogs have been at the shelter since November of 2008. How is that right?
Two dogs in Crawford County, who happen to be Pit Bull mixes, have been declared dangerous by a judge. He mailed the owners his ruling.
The dogs are guilty of barking at a neighbor.
The shelter, where the dogs have been housed consider the dogs friendly.
Now the owners have the following options:
* Kill the dogs
* Sign the dogs over to the county to be killed
* Allow the shelter to adopt them out
I'm sorry, really? Why not option 4, in which the dogs remain with their owner? Why add dogs to the shelter system when they already have a home? Why do tax payers have to pay for the cost and care of two dogs who have done nothing wrong?
The owners spent $15,000 on this case.
This is, in my opinion, a horrible misuse of judicial discretion.