A deceased woman’s dying wish has stirred up some huge controversy in Utah.
Animal rights activists are petitioning to find the late Connie Lay’s dog a new home to save the canine from the fate outlined in Lay’s will.
The legal document states that after Lay’s own death, her German Shepherd, Bella – who is still very much alive– must be euthanized, cremated and buried with her. She included an option that said Bella may be sent to an animal shelter instead, as long as it isn’t “too expensive.”
For now, Lay’s attorney is trying to go with option number one, but has to fight protesters who are trying to save the dog’s life. The attorney says Bela has to be killed since it is in the will.
“The dog was owned by my client and now it’s part of her estate” he said. “Those are her wishes, as far as the future of the dog is concerned.”
For now, it is unclear what will happen with the dog, but if you want to join in on keeping Bella alive, tweet the hashtag #SaveBella and join the conversation.