She was caught by a catch pole which caused her extreme distress and caused her mouth to bleed. A picture of her bleeding mouth dripping with saliva making for a very dramatic picture went viral. The headlines on the picture were ACO abused this dog.
As often happens in these cases, once we were involved we learned the real truth.
Fine Wine was extremely skittish and when they used the catch pole, because of how she was acting, she bit her lip and bled. While the aco may not have handled in the most sensitive way, there was no intentional abuse.
TLP went into court and got a TRO and was able to negotiate her release to us.
She has been brought to a Great Dane rescue who placed her in her forever home after she underwent training.
This is the picture that went viral accusing the ACO of abuse