Editor's Note: This week, the Vermont State Supreme Court began hearing a case that started in July 2003, when Denis and Sarah Scheele, who were visiting relatives, let their mixed-breed dog wander into a neighbor's yard and he fatally shot it. The court is now reviewing the case.
The Scheeles filed a civil suit against Dustin, arguing that Shadow was more than a piece of property and that they could not be compensated just with reimbursement of what they paid to adopt him from an animal shelter, the veterinary bill that resulted from the shooting and the cost of his cremation.
Jeffrey Toobin and Lisa Bloom will be on to discuss the case tonight at 10 p.m. ET.
When we heard about this story, many of us here at 360° started thinking about our own dogs. Check out this gallery of a few of our canine companions.
Erica Hill's dog, Jake.
Kathleen Friery's dog, Wally.
Tom Foreman's dog, NOLA.
Gary Tuchman's dog, Star.
Sean Yates' dog, Tasi.
Joey Gardner's dog, Sugar.
Randi Kaye's dog, Boulder.
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Katie Ross' dog, Guapo.
Eliza Browning's dog, Emma.
Joneil Adriano's dog, Regina.
Kira Kleaveland's dog, Maddie.
Julia Calzonetti's dog, Lucy.
Ella Perlis' dog, Lavan.
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Susan Chun's dog, Romeo.
Eliza Browning's dog, Nell.
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Jill Billante's dog, Romeo.
Diana Miller's dog, Franklin.
Jack's dog, Sammy.
Cate Vojdik's dog, Dodger.
Devna Shukla's dog, Buddy.
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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/12/18/art.puente.luc.jpg caption="David Puente's dog, Luc." width=292 height=320]
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Shimrit Sheetrit's dog, Loofie.
Eddie Ryan's dog, Sam.
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