Laura Hagan wants her dog Rolo to be saved from an unfortunate fate.
A Colorado judge has said that this five-year-old German Shepherd is dangerous and ordered Rolo to be euthanzied for biting a neighbor. Hagan said her dog has no history of violence and the woman was only scratched.
While she awaits the results of an appeal of the original decision, Hagan has been protesting day and night at the District Court building since Monday morning. She promised that she will stay there until a decision is made.
Rolo has been at an animal shelter since mid-August. Hagan said that her dog is extremely skinny and is starting to go crazy from being in the shelter for so long. She is afraid of how much the shelter environment has affected Rolo.
The incident happened in early July when Hagan was about to take Rolo for a walk. He escaped out of the fence and approached the neighbor. The police report from that day said the injuries were “bruises and abrasions”, but some other neighbors said the injuries were more severe and that Rolo broke the woman’s skin.
Neighbors have been divided over Rolo and what should be done with the dog. Some said he never was violent or aggressive, while others stated that they didn’t feel safe around Rolo.