Sen. M. Ranzenhofer, Rep. H. Bronson: Let Chloe the dog come home!
Chloe broke a steel tie out and she and her dog brother, Rocco escaped. We, the owners, began searching for them immediately. Allegedly, the dogs killed a cat. Upon our initial court hearing, we were ordered by the court to plead guilty and forgo a hearing lest both dogs be executed. In essence, we were ordered to sacrifice one dog to save the other. We were not even allowed to speak. We were bullied, intimidated, and justice was not served. There was no physical evidence of the dogs taking part in the attack--no blood, no scratches, nothing but the cat owners' word. Even the cat was cremated before it could be tested for DNA. Chloe does not deserve to die. Upon assessment by a behavioral specialist, both dogs were not found to be dangerous to humans. Even the Animal Control Officer has said that she doesn't believe them to be dangerous. An appeal has been filed, but a court date has not been set.