- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman is appealing the court-ordered euthanasia of her two dogs to the state Supreme Court.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2xApJqZ ) Danielle Jones, of Winslow, is asking the Maine Supreme Court to overturn the euthanasia order. Jones’ two dogs were involved in a 2016 attack that killed a 10-month-old Boston terrier.

A judge had previously found Jones guilty of two counts of keeping a dangerous dog. The judge declined Jones’ request to spare the dogs.

An attorney representing Jones says the statute allowing the forfeiture of an animal is criminal, so there should’ve been a jury trial. The attorney says the dogs should be treated like members of a family, instead of property.

The appeal is scheduled to be heard in October, in Rumford.


Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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