You may have heard of Dutch the service dog and his owner's petition to save him from being euthanized.
The effort has gone viral but Montrose Animal Services says much of the circulating story is incomplete or incorrect.
As people form their opinions, Authorities are cautioning them to consider all the facts.
In just a couple days, the owners of Dutch will find out if the 4-year-old American Alluant will face court-ordered euthanasia.
Jeremiah Aguilar has already been found guilty of owning a dangerous dog, after Dutch attacked his former owner while Aguilar was gone.
Dutch's owner started an online campaign looking for support.
A story published by www.dogheirs.com reports that the victim admitted to animal control officers and in court that she beat the dog before he bit her.
"There has really been no focus on the victim," said Animal Services Supervisor Mike Duncan.
Duncan says there's more to the story.
“They did not say anything about the dog attack she was trying to break up. They didn't say anything about her trying to render first aid to Dutch after the fight with the pitbull,” said Duncan. “Secondly, they had no knowledge apparently that she had been attacked so viciously and mauled by this large breed dog."
The woman's medical bills have already reached about $25,000.
Duncan says the challenge now is predicting how Dutch will behave in the future when he's already shown he's capable of a vicious attack.
"One of my biggest concerns is that we protect people from this happening again,” said Duncan.
We've reached out to Dutch's owners several times in the past few days.
They said they needed to speak to their attorney before commenting.
As for Dutch, Animal Service says euthanasia is not the only possible outcome. Options such as rehabilitation are also on the table.