Colorado Woman Awarded $65K After Dog is Left to Die Under Table

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A Colorado woman has been awarded $65,000 for the death of her beloved dog, in what her attorney calls an “unprecedented” victory for animal law.

Robin Lohre will receive a $65,000 payout for the death of her 18-month-old dog Ruthie after a Posh Maids employee let the dog escape the home. It was struck by a car, and rather than seek medical treatment, the maid left the dog curled up under the dining room table. Lohre came home hours later to find her dog dead.

“I am pleased with the court’s decision,” said Lohre. “It doesn’t bring back Ruthie, but it does acknowledge the loss that my daughter and I experienced.”

According to legal experts, the case may be the largest single judgment for the death of a pet in Colorado.

85 thoughts on “Colorado Woman Awarded $65K After Dog is Left to Die Under Table”

  1. It is heartbreaking to lose a pet. The law is finally beginning to understand that loss and stop paying lip service to it.

    This win IS a win – it establishes a precedent and past time too. The value of a beloved pet is beyond measure.

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  2. Just heartbreaking. Stupid, stupid maid.

    As a child we had a maid who broke a glass sculpture. When questioned by my mother, she blamed me. My mom asked me if I had done it and (though I was only 3 or 4 years old) when I said no, my mother promptly fired the maid!

    If you break something or in this case allow something to get hurt, own up to it and make it right. Perhaps this dog would not have died if the maid was honest and forthcoming. I hope this maid was fired from the company.

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  3. Hoping the maid was fired also. OMG, to leave a suffering and in pain dog and walk out of the house without a courtesy call to her employer or to the owner of house; even if she (maid) did not have the owner’s # the maid service should have been able to contact her. I’m glad that the courts are listening; a loss of a pet is painful and your heart hurts.

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  4. What an awful cleaning person to leave the dog to die 🙁 But I am glad the courts are strating to see the value these family members are to us.

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  5. That certainly sets a precedent . . . don’t know if the figure will hold up under appeal, but it’s about time the Court’s recognize the value of animals in our culture!

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