Success: Support Dog Returned To Owner


Target: Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Liberman, Sagadahoc County

Goal: Praise efforts to save support dog from euthanization and for safe return to owner.

A disabled veteran’s support dog, Myriah, was spared from euthanasia and has recently been returned to him in a case that effectively protects both parties. After Myriah’s owner failed to use a leash while taking her for a walk, she attacked another dog, leading to her potential euthanization. After much deliberation, District Attorney Liberman made the decision to return Myriah to her owner under some restrictions. Thank District Attorney Jonathan Liberman for considering all options and ultimately saving a support dog’s life.

This success is in part due to the efforts of ForceChange, similar activists, and the public expressing their opinion. Myriah will now be kept properly secured at all times. She will wear a muzzle and remain on a leash of specified length while on walks. This ensures her owner will remain in control and she will not have the opportunity to harm another living being. Myriah was initially deemed dangerous under technicalities; however, the court clarified she did not break skin on the other dog and the attack may have been a result of excitement rather than a deliberate attempt to inflict harm.

The court’s decision to return Myriah to her owner shows compassion for a dog that fell victim to the neglect of her owner as well as genuine concern for the dog that was harmed during the exchange. Both parties may now take solace in the fact that their dogs are safe.

Please sign this petition to thank District Attorney Jonathan Liberman for returning Myriah to her owner and vowing to protect all animals.


Dear District Attorney Liberman,

I am writing you today to express great satisfaction with your recent ruling regarding a disabled veteran’s support dog, Myriah. Thank you for considering each and every individual involved in this case and for choosing to spare an innocent dog’s life.

Though Myriah’s actions were unacceptable, it was clear her owner was responsible for not taking proper precautions. You have taken every bit of information into account and ultimately made the decision to return Myriah to her owner under strict restrictions to keep everyone safe. This does not go unnoticed and the public has expressed their pleasure in what is considered an extremely fair case.

I truly appreciate your regard for all involved. A disabled veteran is now reunited with his support dog and a family may now walk their dog without fear of harm. Thank you for all you have done for both parties.


[Your Name Here]

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  2. So wonderful to witness individuals who use common sense and compassion in decision making when it comes to animals.

  3. Heather Brophy says:


  4. Thank You !!! No pet should be put to death because of the carelessness of an owner. Would we be euthanizing children who’ve been acting out ????

  5. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    Thanks for making the correct and humane decision.

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