Please #FreeRose Still Incarcerated at Waterbury, CT Pound

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On August 17, 2018, Judge Alvin W. Thompson ordered a solution which ensurer that ROSE STAYS ALIVE AND IS RELEASED. The judge ordered the plaintiff (Rose’s owner and her attorney) to arrange for an examination of Rose. If the evaluator/behaviorist determined that Rose can be rehabilitated, then she would go to a rescue of owner’s choosing. Rose passed her evaluation on August 31. YET, Rose, the little black dog, remains at the Waterbury, CT pound. 

We request Judge Thompson to continue to be Rose’s champion and free her to the rescue of owner’s choice. Please give all parties involved a specific timeline and date for Rose’s release. Every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every week, every month that Rose continues to suffer in that cell is torture. After 1,622 days of solitary confinement, Rose, a social animal and sentient being, deserves  a chance at life!

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Background: Rose, a little black pit bull, has spent more than four years (over 1,524 days) in solitary imprisonment at Waterbury, CT pound in a concrete cell with no human contact. She is never let out of her cage. Rose’s case has been stuck in the Federal Court in CT (Civil No. 3:15-cv-975(AWT)), as she continues to languish and suffer in the most inhumane of conditions. 

Rose accidentally got loose in April of 2014 and had a “bite” incident. An incident that occurred out of self-defense and fear as people were trying to corral and catch her. Rose is not a vicious dog and is a victim of circumstances. She was scared and did what any other animal would do. A “kill” order was issued.

Rose was once loved as "Rosie". She was once a family dog living with her human and dog companions. Rose will need rehabilitation after four years of solitary confinement. 


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