Buddy was adopted by a Middlefield woman. Two days later he was dead, shot by her live-in boyfriend for allegedly biting her twice. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the local Humane Society, remain outraged that the new adoptive owner took such drastic measures.
However, Connecticut law is on side of the owner and her boyfriend. In addition to the fact that owners may kill their dog after an attack or severe bite, the new owners were not made aware that the dog had a bite history. Police say that this exposed them to harm and makes the woman a victim, not a criminal.
The investigation showed that after the bite incidents the owners called the rescue group who fostered Buddy but he was not immediately removed from the home. Police believe that the foster group should have turned him over for a 14-day quarantine as soon as they knew about the bites.
Both the Connecticut Humane Society and the foster group say they will be taking steps to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again. They say that they will now get references from all who will be in contact with the dog.
The dog bite attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the former owner is recovering from the bites and that a resolution can be found for this contemptuous case.