- A Wisconsin couple is suing Ashland County officials for putting down their mammoth donkey named Jethro.
The Daily Press of Ashland (http://bit.ly/1w6ElCB) reports Patricia and Dwight Westmore have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the county unfairly seized Jethro and four horses from their property last year after a report of maltreatment. The complaint alleges Ashland County euthanized Jethro over the couple's objections. One of the four horses taken later died.
The Westmores sued the county, animal control officials and several police officers on Friday.
Glenn Stoddard, the Westmores' attorney, says his clients house ill horses before they're slaughtered. The Westmores are seeking damages for loss of property plus burial and veterinary fees.
Ashland County charged Patricia Westmore in March with four misdemeanor counts of mistreating animals.
|Story By: Associated Press