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In a head-shaking legal mess in Ohio, a single mom (Carissa Curry) is facing charges after her "pit-like" dog (Duke) bit an alleged intruder while she was at work. The "victim" claims that the dog was outside her fenced yard and attacked him. Duke is not an outside dog and does not stay in the yard unless he is with family. Yet, he is facing a "dangerous dog" label, which the Lexus Project is helping them fight.

There are charges against both Duke and Carissa, stemming from the same incident, so there are two separate cases needing to be handled. While the Lexus Project has taken on Duke's case and have assigned 2 pro bono attorneys, they only help in trying to get the dangerous label off for Duke's portion of the case, and she is responsible for the court fees. (The Lexus Project started a ChipIn fund for Duke, as they do for all the dogs they represent. That fund is solely to cover their costs - and they control it.)

For Carissa, the charge is failure to confine a dangerous dog (4th degree misdemeanor), and she has to pay for her own criminal attorney to handle this. There are also twice the court fees since there are two separate cases. On top of that, Carissa is required to carry a $100,000 insurance policy on Duke, which costs $1,029 all by itself.

Carissa doesn't know the exact amount it will cost to fight this - it all depends on how drawn out it is and how long they have to fight. If they don't win, the cost of following the legal guidelines that go along with owning a 'dangerous dog' are outrageous! This shop was created, with the help of a volunteer graphic designer, for those who would like to support her cause and 20% of the proceeds of these products go directly to her. Without the help and support that everyone has and continues to provide, there is no way she could even consider attempting to afford fighting this, so she thanks you all so very much!

If you don't see any products you'd like to buy to support Carissa and Duke, you can donate directly to the cause on GoFundMe.

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Don't Judge a Dog by his Breed!

Don't Judge a Dog by his Breed!
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Duke is not a "Dangerous Dog" 1
Duke protected his family. Now help them protect him.

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