Save Lug & Marley, German Shepherd Dogs That Were Protecting Their Home
  • Petitioned Hon. Edward J. Putka

This petition was delivered to:

Cowlitz County Court Judge
Hon. Edward J. Putka

Save Lug & Marley, German Shepherd Dogs That Were Protecting Their Home

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, United States

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February 2012

Victory

Two German shepherd dogs, Lug and Marley, bit a woman who entered her neighbors home unannounced and while the dogs owner was not at home. The judge had to determine if they were "dangerous dogs" and whether they should be put down. When the animal advocate group Hand4Paws heard of this incident, they started a petition on Change.org. Over 1,800 people signed the petition to spare Lug and Marley, who were only protecting their home. On February 9, 2012, the judge on the case dismissed the "dangerous dog" charges, and decided the dogs will be allowed to go back home to their owner.

Kelso, WA: Please do not punish Lug and Marley, the two German Shepherd dogs owned by Ingrid Sacha, for doing exactly what humans have not only relied upon our canine companions to do for centuries, but also bred them to do – protect us and our homes from threats and intruders.

Elizabeth Elder, a neighbor, entered the home of Ingrid Sacha, uninvited and unannounced, when Ms. Sacha was not home. Lug and Marley did exactly what they were supposed to do – they protected their territory. Now Ms. Elder wants these dogs put down, and the Court is considering doing so. Although Ms. Sacha has been fined for the dogs running loose, they have never displayed any dangerous tendencies.

Many people rely on their animal companions for protection – of their home, property and family. We cannot allow these two dogs to be destroyed for doing exactly what they were supposed to. Please sign this petition and make sure this does not happen to any more of our animal companions.

For more information on this story: http://www.examiner.com/german-shepherd-in-national/two-german-shepherds-await-fate-after-biting-intruder

Photo of Lug and Marley courtesy of KATU News

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.

 

To:
Hon. Edward J. Putka, Cowlitz County Court Judge
Please spare the lives of Lug and Marley, the two German Shepherd dogs owned by Ingrid Sacha, for doing exactly what humans have not only relied upon our canine companions to do for centuries, but also bred them to do – protect us and our homes from threats and intruders. Cases 11C002507 & 11C002508

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Brittney Rivers THE WOODLANDS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      As long as the dogs were on their property then the dogs are not at fault.

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    • donna lee brannen GAINESVILLE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      PLEASE...YOU MUST NOT PUNISH THESE DOGS FOR PROTECTING THEIR HOME FROM AN INTRUDER...PLEASE...

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    • Penny Dellow EASTBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Don't kill Lug & Marley, they were being protective of their home, why was the neighbour going into the house? Don't kill the dogs for something that's not their fault, they can be trained - EASILY - get the dog whisperer, Cesar Milan to do this, it's easy

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    • Jordan Nicholson YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Wtf is this about? You dont just walk into somebody else's house especially when nobody is in, there should be no need for the petition, wow, there is some complete idiots out there :/

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    • Lori Travis NEW SMYRNA BCH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Ok, so the Courts are saying it is ok for people to enter homes uninvited. Every Crook and Criminal just got the ok. Meanwhile, animals in their own domain are being put down for proteecting what is theirs. What is wrong with this Country ?

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