Today, at court in Montrose, Colorado, Judge Richard J. Brown upheld the order to euthanize Dutch, according to news reports.
Jeremy was fined and ordered to spend two days in jail. Dutch was not surrendered today, so Judge Brown also ordered Jeremy to turn him over.
The Aguilars are appealing the decision, and may be able to keep Dutch during the appeal. The judge ordered Animal Services to hold off on putting the dog down until all appeals are complete.
Simone - 7 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
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Dianne Ly- 1 hour ago - examiner.com
mICHELLE..lOOK INTO YOUR EMAIL ON cARE2 i SENT YOU ALOT OF CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THIS JUDGE AND THE ANIMAL CONTROL AND FACEBOOK AND MORE..
Save Innocent Service Dog From Euthanasia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
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CALL THE D.A. AT: (970) 252-4260
EMAIL 'HONORABLE' JUDGE RICHARD J. BROWN AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS LESLIE! I've been so busy emailing and sharing and what all to do with this I haven't had a moment to check my messages. Have to go to sleep now, so tired.....will be back tomorrow. Thanks Monika for posting new petitions and articles! Michelle >^..^<
Emailed the judge.
statewide bench warrant will be issued. You would think they were asking this family to turn in an international terrorist, for God's sake. Please continue to share Dutch's story far and wide; please note and share the stories and continue to push for the dog's permanent safety, wherever that may be. Please pray for Dutch.
This story is heartbreaking. Have done all that is asked - I hope commom sense prevails but I guess that is a dim hope.
It is NOT too late yet, so folks keep signing the petition and sharing.
Remember the Judge said-The judge ordered Animal Services to hold off on putting the dog down until all appeals are complete.
Thanks for the update. Praying for him.
Signed petition and i am praying for innocent Dutch . Thanks
Henriette Matthijssen (130) Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:44 pm
I received this in my mailbox this morning!
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Please sign the petition today! Ask Your Friends to Speak Up to Save Dutch from Execution!
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Thank you so much for signing the petition to save Dutch from death row. Unfortunately, on February 14th, a Montrose judge sentenced Dutch to death. But it's not too late -- the judge told animal control not to euthanize Dutch until all appeals had been decided, and Dutch's family's lawyer plans to continue fighting to save him.
Will you help us grab this last chance to save Dutch's life?
Dutch had never showed any signs of violence before or after the alleged attack. He deserves another chance at life.
We need to act strongly and swiftly before it's too late. Send an email to your friends and family, share the petition on Facebook, and send this tweet to your whole network.
Stumped for how to start your message? Here's a quick one you can just copy and send:
Dutch is a service dog who helps a disabled veteran in Colorado. Last November, after he was allegedly punched, kicked and hit with a metal pole for several minutes, he bit his attacker, who claimed that she was trying to break up a dog fight. For this, a judge ordered him to be euthanized. But there's still time -- Dutch's family lawyer plans to appeal the decision.
Dutch has no history of aggression and is incredibly important in the vet's life. He shouldn't die for defending himself. I signed this petition asking the officials in his city to commit his sentence, and I'm hoping you'll sign too. Here's the link:
Thank you for taking action,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
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Michelle- 6 hours ago - examiner.com
Thanks for sharing this good news! Green star for Michelle!
All signed but where's Dutch??? Is he alive???
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Poor Dutch. He was only doing what any of us would do if attacked. Shoudn't a dog have a right to defend himself?
I swear to God, I would never, never, ever hand over one of my animals. I will rather do community service, jail time or whatever they want me to do if this is what is takes to save my animals. As for the judge - well, kidnapping him and bashing him to death wouldn't be a bad idea! I prayed so hard for Dutch as I do for every other animal on this earth, please let it be that Dutch is safe and that his family and everyone who fought so hard for him reap the rewards.
Signed days ago. But I thought Dutvh had been grated a reprieve, The wrong person is being punished in this case. this is nothing more tha a gross miscarriage of justice. In a fair word, the abuser of Dutch would be in jail for a long,long time. I am disgusted.
Praying for Dutch.