Kato and Kleo have been “locked up” in a local shelter after being accused of biting a woman in Kim Miller’s neighborhood.
Miller said someone opened her fence gate, and the dogs ran off and were beaten with baseball bats.
Miller had a group of supporters with her outside the appellate court in Hartford on Tuesday.
"The judge made reference that animals are just property in the State of Connecticut and they're not just property to us, they're our family and they shouldn't be killed with one incident where there is not sufficient proof,” Miller said.
A decision from the judges could take up to a few weeks.
Miller continues to care for the dogs on her own, racking up bills for over $40,000.
If the judges decide to kill the dogs, Miller could appeal to the Supreme Court.
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