Tuesday, December 4, 2012
One week after Oak Ridge couple made first required payment for housing dogs, the facility closed, which may put the dogs at risk again if the court hearings proceed.
The case that could force an Oak Ridge couple to forfeit their two dogs and be put at risk for euthanization may not be delayed any longer, after the dogs were recently forced to leave their current facility. Prosecutor James LaSala said he was notified Tuesday afternoon that the facility where Susan and Gary Kolb's two African Boerbels were being housed, Woofs N Whiskers in Andover, had closed due to financial issues. Because of this, the case may proceed soon due to a deal made between the Kolbs and LaSala in late October. They agreed in Municipal Court to put the case on hold under two conditions; if the Kolbs came up with the money it has cost the township so far to house the dogs since October 2011 when they were taken away for …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Kolbs submit first of two required payments to township for housing dogs.
The Jefferson couple who missed their first deadline on Tuesday to pay the township for housing their dogs paid the money on Thursday. Susan and Gary Kolb, who agreed to cover the costs to the township for housing their two African Boerbels ever since they were taken from them last year for violating a court order, submitted the $5,000 two days late. Linda Ackerson, Health Department registrar of vital statistics, said the Kolbs dropped off the money shortly before noon. The Kolbs had agreed last month to make two payments on Nov. 27 and Jan. 27 to cover the costs for holding the dogs at a facility in Andover. Under the agreement with Prosecutor James LaSala, the case—that could put the dogs at risk for euthanization if the court ruled to …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Susan and Gary Kolb miss first of two required payments to township for housing animals.
The Jefferson couple fighting to keep their two 100-pound-plus dogs deemed "potentially dangerous" may again risk them being euthanized after missing the payment deadline on Tuesday. Gary and Susan Kolb and the township agreed last month to put the case—that could put the dogs at risk for euthanization if the court ruled to forfeit them—on hold if they paid the costs the municipality has spent on housing the two African Boerbels. Linda Ackerson, Health Department registrar of vital statistics, said the Kolbs didn't make the first of two payments by Tuesday's deadline. Susan Kolb told Patch Wednesday that the payment was not made in time because her lawyer was unavailable in court all day. She said that she and her husband expect to make …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hearings delayed until criminal case is resolved against Kolbs for walking their 'potentially dangerous' dogs without muzzles.
The Jefferson couple who has been fighting the township to forfeit their two 100-pound-plus dogs will have more time before the dogs are at risk for being euthanized, according to Prosecutor James LaSala. LaSala said Susan and Gary Kolb came to an agreeement in court on Thursday for a "temporary postponent of the case" that would have put the two African Boerbel dogs at risk for being killed. The Kolbs' two "potentially dangerous" dogs have been held by the township since October 2011 when they allegedly violated a statue for walking the dogs without muzzles. Since then, the couple has been in court fighting against the town's ruling to forfeit their dogs. If the couple doesn't forfeit them, they could be killed. If they do agree, LaSala …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Court postponed again for dog owners to come up with money or risk having animals euthanized.
The Jefferson couple fighting to get their two 100-plus pound African Boerboels back will have one more week to come up with the money a prosecutor says they owe the township or they will risk having them euthanized. At Susan and Gary Kolb's court appearance on Thursday night, Judge William Bowkley agreed to a deal from Prosecutor James LaSala that gives the couple until Nov. 1 to come up with the $11,000 the couple owes the township for housing their dogs. "We have a reason to believe that they can pay all of the storage fees by next week," LaSala said after court. "If they're able or willing to do that we can have more patience as to when they're going to resolve the case." This is the second time the case was postponed after another two…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Two 100-pound dogs deemed 'potentially dangerous' not suited for family-oriented community, according to some Oak Ridge residents.
While an Oak Ridge couple continues to fight to have their two African Boerboels returned, some of their neighbors hope the dogs remain out of the family-oriented community. Steve Post, who lives a few houses down from Susan and Gary Kolb, has two young sons, ages 2 and 4. He believes having the dogs back in the area would be dangerous since he said children are always playing outside in the afternoon. "They shouldn't be back in any neighborhood," Post said. "They've already bitten, they've already attacked." Two other Summer Walk Circle residents agreed, but declined to provide their names for this article. One mother said she would be afraid for her children's safety. "Does any dog that's being convicted under the state law as a vicious …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Susan and Gary Kolb willing to relocate from Oak Ridge home to be reunited with animals, save them from possibly being euthanized.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A Jefferson couple whose two 100-pound African Boerboels have been deemed "potentially dangerous" said they are ready to move for a second time if it means getting the dogs back and saving them from possibly being euthanized. Susan and Gary Kolb said because of "tremendous hostility" by "certain individuals in the Township of Jefferson," they asked their attorney to propose them moving "to an agreed upon location if the Township drops their complaint and returns the dogs," the couple said in an email sent Friday night to several local media organizations. The Oak Ridge couple had been given until last Thursday to decide if they would forfeit the dogs to the township or risk the animals being put down. However, their appearance in Jefferson…