A Colorado city has awarded thousands of dollars to a woman whose dogs were seized in 2012. According to the Greeley Tribune, 15 Lhasa apso dogs were seized from Linda Robbins during a traffic stop in mid-August.
Robbins was slapped with numerous charges on the day that she was pulled over, but some were dropped and she was later acquitted of the others. During the time between the stop and when Robbins was acquitted of the charges, the impound fees for her 15 dogs grew to $45,000…an amount that she was unable to immediately pay.
Robbins’ dogs were transferred by the city of Greeley to the Humane Society of Weld County where some were put down and others were adopted out. Robbins filed a court case in 2015 and in February 2016, U.S. Senior District Judge Richard Matsch, issued a judgement and stated, “It is so egregious an injustice as to shock the conscience of this court.”
Judge Matsch determined that Robbins was entitled to damages and on Tuesday, the Greeley City Council approved a settlement of $150,000, reported the Denver Post.
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