Indiana woman’s will asks that dog be euthanized and buried with her

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When Connie Lay passed away last month, she left the executor of her estate with a real dilemma.

Lay of Aurora, Indiana, asked in her will that her 9-year-old German Shepherd named Bella either be sent to a shelter in Utah, or be put down and buried with her.

The estate doesn’t have the money to ship Bella to the shelter.  But public outcry over the chance of euthanizing Bella has put that option on hold too.

Lay was reportedly worried Bella, who can be aggressive, would be too much for a new owner to handle.

She’s currently being held at a local shelter in southeast Indiana, which says it has no say in the dog’s fate.

Lay’s attorney is hoping someone comes forward to set up a method where people can donate toward the cost of Bella’s ticket to Utah.


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