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.