DALLAS-- “Now you get to hear it from the horse's mouth. I am not an animal abuser; that’s my best friend, ” Sean Baugh said in court Monday. He's the owner of the dog recently sentenced by to death by a Dallas judge.
Baugh is known for dressing up his dog, Lamb of God, and getting donations from people around Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts District who want to take pictures with him. However, that ended when Lamb of God bit a 13-year-old child in the face, landing her on doggie death row. That decision that sparked a huge community uproar, a petition, and multiple lawyers donating their time to try and save her.
It also resulted in a GoFundMe page. Baugh is not too happy about the page. "I’ll voice my opinion; I don’t beat around the bush. And anyone who tries to gain money off my dog, that’s wrong," Baugh said, referring to the woman who created the page. “She’s profiting off my dog, that’s wrong. I don’t care about the money, I’ll burn it right in front of them.”
Nearly $10,000 has been raised for Lamb of God.
But, wait a second, the lawyers aren’t getting paid. So, where are these thousands of dollars actually going?
Raine Devries created the page after going to great lengths, doing everything she could think of, to save Lamb of God. “It was set up with the intention of serving the needs of Lamb of God, whatever those might be. Whether that is legal expenses, filing fees, things of that nature," Devries said.
If Lamby gets saved, it will go to the rescue who will take her in. But, if the judges order is upheld, and Lamb of God is put to death, well, the money will go to benefit other dogs.
A judge is expected to make a decision late Monday night or Tuesday on whether he will allow a new trial to determine Lamb of God's fate.
Baugh said, “I am having chest pains, I am going to the hospital right now.”