On Wednesday, the Montrose Daily Press reported that Jeremy Aguilar, a disabled Army veteran and owner of a dog named "Dutch," has officially filed an appeal to spare the dog's life.
Dutch is accused of violently attacking a woman, who happened to be his former owner, back in Nov. 2012.
On Feb. 14, 2013, Judge Richard Brown, after listening to details of the attack, ordered that the four-year-old dog be destroyed.
However, following the ruling, Aguilar did not hand his dog over to the Montrose, Colo., animal control - instead, the pair disappeared. On April 11, Aguilar will have to appear in court for a hearing to prove why he should not be held in contempt for failing to surrender Dutch as directed.
Aguilar maintains that his dog was provoked prior to the attack. Dutch was allegedly involved in a fight with the victim's own dog, a pit bull, and she used her fists, and a tiki torch, to break the dogs up.
Immediately following the dog fight, the woman claims that Dutch attacked her while she was trying to clean blood off of him.
Prior stories on this incident at these links:
- Judge orders veteran's dogs to be destroyed
- Veteran's dog, "Dutch," has disappeared
- The story behind the vicious dog declaration on veteran's dog, "Dutch."
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