Dogs Death in CT: Justified or Worthy of Criminal Charges?

Though the incident in Middlefield occurred months ago, there is still a buzz surrounding the death of a newly adopted German Shepherd named Buddy.  The dog, placed in its new home for only two days, was shot and killed when it bit the owner twice.  According to reports, the owners contacted the rescue group from whom they adopted Buddy, but when the dog was not immediately removed from the home they took matters into their own hands and shot the dog.

Connecticut law is on the side of the owners as by law a dog’s owner may put down a dog if it bites or attacks.  However, many believe that in this instance the owners did make the right choice and should have waited for the dog to be removed.

What do you think?  Should the owners be charged in the death of their dog or were they justified in their actions?

As dog bite attorneys we have seen the full range of dog bites and attacks.  From a dog who bit when repeatedly provoked to a dog who attacked a child at random as they walked down the street.  If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog do not hesitate to contact yourexperienced Conn. personal injury attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren for your free consultation.

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