Target: Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Liberman, Sagadahoc County
Goal: Save support dog from euthanasia and return her to disabled Vietnam veteran.
Myriah, a support dog, is in danger of being euthanized and has recently been taken away from her owner, a disabled military veteran, after she allegedly attacked another dog. Both dogs are in good health and the attack was a direct result of Myriah’s owner failing to use a leash, as the law requires. District Attorney Jonathan Liberman considers Myriah dangerous and is not opposed to euthanizing her. Sign this petition to urge the district attorney to vow not to euthanize Myriah, instead implementing an adequate solution for both parties.
Despite her owner’s negligence that resulted in an unfortunate sequence of events, Myriah should be returned to her owner. Had she been on a leash, these attacks would not have occurred. Myriah’s owner absolutely deserves punishment for failing to properly restrain his support dog, but euthanizing Myriah is cruel and unnecessary.
In addition, Myriah’s owner failed to properly license her, also required by law. A more adequate solution for all involved would be for Myriah’s owner to pay a fine for his negligence and be required to maintain control of Myriah at all times. It is unacceptable to not have a dog properly restrained in public.
None of this, however, is Myriah’s fault, and ensuring this does not happen again is very much possible without euthanizing her. Please sign this petition to urge District Attorney Liberman to implement a solution that does not involve putting down a dog that does not have a history of violence.
Dear District Attorney Liberman,
I am writing you today to ask that you strongly consider options other than euthanasia in the case of Myriah, a disabled veteran’s support dog. Though the attack that took place was very much unacceptable, it is also entirely preventable in the future without the need to put Myriah down.
Myriah’s owner should be properly punished for not licensing her and for failing to restrain her while on a walk. With proper regulation, there is no reason this man should have to mourn his dog’s death if there is another, more viable option.
Too often, owners commit simple acts of negligence that can potentially have serious consequences, but to punish a dog that does not have a history of violence is not the answer. There is a more adequate solution that ensures this will not happen again and can reunite a disabled veteran with his companion. I urge you to exercise this option and vow not to rely on euthanasia as a lazy solution to a problem that can easily be fixed.
[Your Name Here]
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