Woman's dog given death sentence in will

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Woman's Dog Given Death Sentence In Will


An Indiana woman who couldn't live without her dog drew up a very controversial will.

When Connie Lay recently passed away, her attorney revealed her German Shepherd 'Bella' would be put down so her ashes could be mixed in with her owners.

The option isn't illegal --nor is it uncommon--because animals are considered property. When news of Bela's grim plans spread, volunteers rushed to adopt her.

But death wasn't the only option. The attorney for Lay said if enough money could be raised, Bella would be sent to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah - the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the country.

Bela was scheduled to be put down on Tuesday, December 16 but because the estate is still trying to decide what to do, that option is being put on hold.

Bella is being held at PAWS of Dearborn County Humane Center until a decision is reached.

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