Dogs Reportedly Escape After Court Upholds Euthanasia Order
Waterville's chief of police says the office is still looking for two dogs who went missing just after Maine's highest court upheld an order to euthanize them.
The two dogs belong to Danielle Jones, of Winslow, but were being kept at the Humane Society Waterville Area's shelter. A judge ordered that they be euthanized after they killed a smaller dog and seriously injured its owner in 2016.
Jones went to the shelter to take the dogs out for a walk. Chief Joe Massey says when she came back, Jones said they'd slipped their collars and run off.
"We're keeping in mind that she reported them missing, that they got away from her," Massey says, "and so until we can come up with some sort of information that leads us in another direction we'll continue to pursue that."
Jones referred Maine Public to her lawyers for comment on the case. Calls to the lawyers and to the Waterville Shelter were not immediately returned.
"We're going to continue investigating the case until, hopefully, we can find where the dogs are," Massey says.