She's been on death row for over a year. Stella is a Rottweiler that was held in isolation at an undisclosed location. Not even her owner knew where she was. Or was allowed to visit her.
Stella has finally been released, and her "mom" saw Stella today for the first time in over a year.
Stella was seized by animal control in December, 2011, after police went to a house to arrest a Colchester woman for breach of peace. The police burst through her front door. The woman's two Rottweilers, Stella and Tazzy, did what any dog would do in this situation: they barked and carried on at these unknown “intruders” and tried to protect their owner. When when one of the officers became physical with the owner and pinned her to the ground, Stella nipped the cop’s behind. No skin was broken. However, both dogs were seized by Colchester Animal Control.
Eleven-year-old Tazzy had nothing to do with this incident, but still was forced to spend several months in the miserable conditions of the shelter. He was said to be in poor condition once he was released.
A page is set up on Facebook for the dogs, called “Save Stella and Tazzy”.
The Lexus Project would like to thank all who supported them in this cause. The Lexus Project is a legal defense that will help any dog who is facing death or incarceration as a vicious or dangerous dog.
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