Bradenton, Florida -- A fifteen month long battle to free two dogs has ended.
A Manatee County judge ruled the Australian Shepherds were dangerous and, by state law, had to be euthanized. They were put down Thursday evening.
"They're the world. They're my heart and soul," said Karen Erskine about her dogs, 8-year-old Buck and 11-year-old Bill. Thursday afternoon with the clock ticking, Erskine still believed they could be saved, but time was not on her side.