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Bring the dog or face jail
Lerch ordered to return Brutus
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If the dog is not brought to the courtroom on a chain this afternoon then an animal rights activist may be leaving in chains for contempt of court.The activist, Clay Lerch, is under court order to bring Brutus, the 10-year-old Boxer belonging to Joe D. Curtis to court on a leash this afternoon or face a hearing before Judge Bill Locke which could result in being found in contempt of court. The order comes after Judge Locke directed that the dog be surrendered to the court. Its rightful owner sued to get the dog back after Lerch, a leading advocate for the Warren County Humane Society, allegedly took the animal without his permission claiming the dog had not been properly taken care of.