Jay’s life has been spared by Judge George Harrelson. This pit bull will not be euthanized after three attacks on other dogs in less than a year.
Instead Lloyd Rosenau Jr., Jay’s owner, will temporarily lose custody of his dog for a year. Rosenau pleaded guilty to charges from the attacks.
Rosenau will spend 10 days in jail and pay about $600 in fees and fines. There will be a hearing to determine how much Rosenau will pay the victims.
Judge Harrelson stated he does not believe in the death penalty for animals, so he punished Rosenau by taking away his dog until he is off probation.
The owners of the dogs that were attacked were not satisfied with the ruling. They said Rosenau did not get what he deserved, and they added that Jay should be put down and Rosenau should not be allowed to own another pit bull. They are afraid that Jay will attack again when he is returned to Rosenau.
Rosenau said that he should be able to keep his dog and ensures that there will be no more problems.
Jay will be registered as a dangerous dog under city ordinance, and if he attacks again, he may be put down.