A desperate push is being made by the owners of two dogs that police said seriously mauled a woman inside a Plainfield home a year and a half ago.
A hearing is set at the state Department of Agriculture in Hartford over the fate of the two Rottweilers.
Their owners, Jenna Allen and Corey Beakey, said the dogs were inside their own home at the time of the attack.
Police said the pets attacked 56-year-old Lynn Denning, who had been caring for one of the owners' 85-year-old grandmother.
Denning managed to dial 911 despite the attack from Phoenix and Malaki. Police said she nearly died.
While she survived, police and the state said they want the dogs euthanized.
Allen and Beakey have been fighting the order and the town has been paying for the battle. The cost to keep the pets cared for is about $9,000 over 15 months.
The owners believe the animals are not vicious.
"This is out of character for them," Allen said. "We have people in and out of the house all the time. We don't have anyone afraid to come in the house. And the dogs are just there wagging their stubs and wanting to give kisses."
A commission from the department will conduct the hearing.
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