Here is one of the Laporte dogs after being in a foster home. Happy and healthy.
Scroll down in this post to see what this dog looked like when the dogs were removed from Laporte.
Warning this post shows pictures of dogs that have been SEVERLY NEGLECTED.The pictures are difficult to look at. Do not read any further if these type of pictures are disturbing to you
Well on May 6/08 the verdict finally came down.
Judge Sirous sentenced Laporte as GUILTY!!! YES!!
He will be fined $2000 and have to do 200 hours of community service. He will be unable to own or breed dogs for 3 years and most of all he will NOT be able take back 18 of the Wire Fox Terriers that he was trying to get back!These 18 dogs have been called "the Blaineville Wires"
Ya- we know it really doesn't sound like all that much of a sentence when you see how he kept the dogs that he supposedly 'loved so much', but it was the most that the judge could give him.
Nearly 15,000 people signed the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/no-dogs-for-laporte to stop Laporte from getting the dogs back and to make sure he was sentenced as guilty.
Watch this video to see the full story and how happy and healthy some of the dogs are now.
Thank- you Judge Sirois for sentancing him as guilty! We wish you could have given him a stronger sentance including jail time. We wish he would never being allowed to own a dog again!