From The Coast
Halifax, Nova Scotia (that's Canada folks)
The city wants to kill Francesca Rogier's dog. But with a pack of supporters and a court judgment on her side, Rogier refuses to roll over for the bureaucrats.
by Lezlie Lowe
March 9, 2009
Sometimes you have to laugh, so that you don't cry. Just ask Francesca Rogier.
"I wouldn't believe this story if somebody told me," she says. "Honestly."
And yet...the fantastically far-fetched plotline that belongs to the story of Brindi the dog---Rogier's five-year-old brown mutt that was seized by the city after three attacks on other dogs, saved from euthanization by a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge, and that continues to be held at the Dartmouth SPCA---is the third-rate novelist's narrative Rogier is living.
"I can't explain why things are the way they are," she says.
The conflict started in August 2007, when Brindi was tied up by a thin leash in front of her East Chezzetcook home while Rogier ran inside to change before driving to the store.
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