Livingston County Magistrate Jerry Sherwood authorized the destruction of a second dog, named Lars, belonging to Zackery Bradley and Amanda Bradley because it also drew blood in the Feb. 25 attack on two dogs walking with their owner.
The third one is a Cane Corso named Koa.
Ann Arbor attorney Michelle Radloff, whose practice focuses on animal welfare and dog law, told the court the Bradleys had Mya Mae euthanized after her advice based on an independent evaluation to determine if the dog was dangerous. She declined to disclose specific details of the report.
Radloff also noted that the couple placed Lars with a rescue shelter and officials there placed the dog at an unknown location. She said the rescue group will not disclose the animal’s location to the Bradleys.
Zackery Bradley cried outside the hearing room Thursday as he spoke about Mya Mae, who he said was a therapy dog for his post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq.
Therapy dogs, emotional therapy dogs, service dogs... whatever you want to call them: they are NOT supposed to attack and kill other people's pets!
The Bradleys said they would like Mya Mae’s ashes returned to them, but Livingston County Animal Control waffled on whether that was possible.
An animal control officer told the court the couple needed to request the animal’s ashes from Heavenly Acres Pet Cremation, which did the cremation because his department "does not provide that service."
Howell resident Veronica Evans told the Livingston Daily that she was walking her Shih Tzu, Peyton, and Maltipoo, Milo, around 10 a.m. on Feb. 25 in the area of West and Wetmore streets when three dogs “viciously attacked.”
Peyton's injuries required several surgeries, but he survived the attack. Milo died from his injuries. Mrs. Evans has more than $10,000 in vet bills.
Meanwhile, Zackery Alton Bradley was arraigned earlier this month on three counts of having dogs stray and two counts of unlicensed dogs. He returns to District Court on May 22 for a pretrial hearing.
Zack Bradley and Amanda Hamilton Bradley chose to own not just one breed of dog known for being aggressive, but three: a Pit bull, a Pit bull mix and a Cane Corso.