What I have heard from Ashley, the owner of the dogs, is that the guy was actually a contracted worker from a different company who was installing an auto-reader thing... umm...like an electronic device that just sends the reading in rather than a person having to do it. It's just ridiculous because they were home. They even said they were up and around (hence why the dogs were outside) and he didn't knock or anything. And those are four BIG dogs...if you so much as LOOK over the fence you would see them! Not to mention, I imagine the dogs were over by him because they heard him trying to hop over...
I agree, it definitely just sounds like this guy is trying to get money. It's just stupid because if you were trying to sue someone, wouldn't you go to a nicer neighborhood? Obviously they aren't rolling in riches or anything! She co-owns a tattoo shop, and they just recently opened an art gallery. It's just really sad. Stephen was an assistant photography instructor at my university until this past semester and we used to always talk about pit bulls and dogs and stuff. Apparently he used to live in New Mexico and had a small rescue operation that was funded and supplied by doing photography trade work with local co-ops and stuff. They actually wanted to adopt Ollie whenever we first found him, but that was back before Ollie was ready to go to a home. Then they found the bull terrier, Oxford. He was a stray that they found several months ago and after searching desperately to find his owners they decided to keep him. He's actually the face of their art studio logo.
Ashley's tattoo shop is part of a local arts district that is really taking off right now, so I'm hoping that one of the businesses will have some sort of fundraiser to help them out with the boarding costs and legal fees.
It's just really sad that this is happening to good people who really LOVE their dogs.