"To think that's even a consideration - that after eight years, you still want to euthanize her. At this point, it shouldn't even be on the table," Di Stefano says.
And if she's ever freed? Certainly, we know what long-term incarceration does to humans. Would dogs, so acutely social and naturally attuned to companionship, be any different? How would Brindi's social skills have possibly improved through social deprivation?
Perhaps that's why Brindi lashed out on her first outing in 2010.
Or, perhaps, there's more at work here than just a dog deemed a menace to society.
Small towns, small politics
Di Stefano suggests Rogier may have developed an acrimonious relationship with the agency that seized her dog, Halifax Regional Municipality's animal control division.