Hamden Dogs Fate Swing in the Balance after Brutal Attack

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Kato and Kleo

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com


Hamden, Connecticut woman Cynthia Reed spent two days in the hospital after a 2012 attack by two Rottweilers while defending her young granddaughter. 

The dogs were slated to be euthanized, but the dog’s owner Kim Millers says the story told is not an accurate accounting of what happened.  In October 2012, police said the dogs escaped their enclosure and came after Reeds 6-year-old granddaughter; when she stepped between the child and the dog and was bitten on the back of the neck.  Neighbors and onlookers beat the animals with a baseball bat and sticks to rescue the woman from further attack. 

Miller’s social media account stated, ‘The gate opened and [Miller] ran after her beloved dogs.  Kato and Kleo stopped at the end of the street and were immediately surrounded by a crowd of people who began beating both dogs. A human was bitten in the frenzy and both dogs required medical attention with Kato spending two weeks in the hospital.’

Miller was charged by the Hamden Police with two counts of allowing an animal to roam and four counts of animal nuisance.  She has appealed the euthanization order and according to reports has spent more than $40,000 in defense of Kato and Kleo whose fate is still pending. 

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