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May 5th, 2011 - The first day we were allowed access to evaluate the 4 dogs at Monroe County Animal Control. The dogs had been there since the beginning of March. We gave them basic vaccines and flea preventatives, assessed their overall condition, etc. The dogs were in in flimsy temporary kennels, about an inch separating each kennel from the next. We never saw any aggression between the dogs.
May 6th, 2011 - This day was our first "official" round of temperament testing: food tests.
May 9th, 2011 - Monday: Members of the Monroe SPCA and The Buster Foundation arrive to the outdoor kennels at MCAC to find Monroe and Reilly severely injured. Monroe was hardly recognizable, and both dogs were covered in what appeared to be some sort of sewage. The shelter staff said Monroe received his injuries on Friday after we left, when trying to get out of the kennel, getting his head stuck. No one could tell us what happened to Reilly, or when. Either way, both dogs were left injured and untreated over the weekend, allowing infection to rapidly set in. We requested an emergency meeting with the Judge, and were awarded custody of the dogs to get them emergency medical treatment.
WARNING: Graphic Images - These videos document the dogs' injuries.
June 27th, 2011 - The Prosecution's "Expert" evaluator, Dr. Katherine Houpt, DVM, PhD arrived at the Monroe Co. Animal Control to evaluate the 4 dogs. These are the videos of her FAILING assessment of Monroe.
Actual notes from Dr. Houpt's written assessment are as follows:
Dog 207 in cage 44 brindle and white male Monroe
wiggle at approach yawn at [and] liplick at stare yawn at squat
bit hand no interest in food or witch. Bit doll
bit at throat of both male and female dogs
The results of the testing indicates that the following animals: the two males Monroe 207 Reilly 212 that both demonstrated aggression to other dogs and one female Dusty 206 who snarled at the doll should be humanely euthanized because of their lack of any useful purpose and the public safety threat the pose." MCL 750.49(18) aggressive whereas Dog 210 Razzle --- may be safe
Katherine Albro Houpt VMD PhDProfessor emeritusCornell University
The clip that was shown to the judge during Dr. Houpt's testimony is highlighted.
Intimidating, eye contact - standing, eye-level, crouching 1 min each