Euthanasia Order Upheld For Dogs That Killed Other Dog
WINSLOW, Maine - Maine's high court has upheld a ruling that two dogs should be euthanized for killing a Boston terrier and injuring its owner.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a brief decision Tuesday denying an appeal by Danielle Jones, the owner of the dogs.
A lawyer for the Winslow woman had argued the case should have been considered a criminal case, not a civil one, and should have had a jury trial.
Prosecutors said the dangerous dog statute that allows for euthanasia is a civil matter. They said that Jones never asked for a jury trial.
The Kennebec Journal reports that Jones' lawyer was not available for comment after the ruling. A prosecutor said the case was about ensuring community safety.