CINCINNATI — A local dog was spared unnecessary euthanasia — and a man is facing charges — thanks to one alert SPCA Cincinnati technician.
Jason Dotson, 32, appeared before a Hamilton County judge on one count of confinement of dogs after SPCA officials said he tried to pass off a dog he’d just adopted for one he was ordered to have euthanized.
According to court records, Dotson’s dog attacked a service dog and its elderly owner. Although the service dog survived, a judge ordered Dotson’s animal be euthanized by the SPCA.
But two days before that was scheduled to occur, SPCA officials said Dotson came and adopted a similar-looking dog, later identified as a pit bull mix named Baby, and took her to be put down instead.