STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — A dog aegis action in Steamboat Springs has reunited a Canon City man with his Siberian Croaking for the aboriginal time aback 2013.
The Problem Solvers were at the Ethos Law Firm Friday morning aback attorneys for Ashlee Anderson handed the dog over to Michael Gehrke and his attorneys.
“All I said from the alpha is I aloof appetite Mya to appear home,” said Gehrke afore adding, “This could’ve been way easier.”
The dog, who Gehrke calls Mya, anon ran up to Gehrke and baffled him as if she accustomed him.
Ashlee Anderson was accustomed the dog in 2013 by a acquaintance who claimed to accept begin it as a delinquent in Canon City.
She brought the croaking to her home in Steamboat Springs – 200 afar arctic of Canon City – and renamed it Sitka.
But in February of 2017, the Croaking got apart afresh and this time it was begin by Steamboat Springs Animal Control.
An Animal Control Officer scanned the dog’s chip and abstruse it belonged to Gehrke in Canon City.
He anon launched a acknowledged action to get his dog back. In June 2017, a Routt County Adjudicator declared the dog belonged with Gehrhke but accustomed Anderson to accumulate the dog afterwards she filed an appeal.
The adjudicator was appointed to apprehend the case Friday but Anderson’s aggregation filed a constancy based on her attorney’s medical issues.
The adjudicator assured he would alone acquiesce for addition adjournment if the dog was anon alternate to Gehrke.
“This is the third time they’ve approved to adjournment the case. They were declared to accommodated us at court. They annoyance us out in a snowstorm to appear to their law office. It’s been one jerk about afterwards another,” complained Gehrke.
After $15,000 in advocate fees, Gehrke has his dog aback but Anderson’s acknowledged aggregation says they’re not giving up the fight.
Her advocate Emily Kelley told FOX31, “This case is far from over. We attending at this as a 12-round battle match. This is alone annular 2.”
Gerhke’s advocate Jennifer Edwards says the assorted acknowledged delays filed by Anderson’s attorneys were frivalous. “It was aloof arena amateur it acquainted like to me,” said Edwards, the architect of the Animal Law Clinic in Denver.
Edwards has promised to seek sanctions adjoin Anderson’s advocate for filing assorted continuances.
She says it should’ve never taken 13 months for her applicant to get his dog back, already he abstruse it was active in Steamboat Springs.