DYERSBURG, Tenn. — First the dog named Beau was called “vicious” and ordered by a judge to be euthanized. Now the Golden Retriever/German Shepherd has a stay of execution until Nov. 20.
WREG reported that the decision to euthanize Beau came after the dog reportedly killed a neighbor’s duck, chased an 8-year-old boy, and showed signs of aggression against officers.
Beau’s owner, Danny Higgins, said his dog isn’t vicious at all. Higgins has been visiting his pooch at a local humane society since late September, while trying to get his dog released.
Thousands of people have signed an electronic petition to save Beau, but those signatures will mean nothing unless a judge changes his mind.