While Whalen relinquished custody of her dogs, Seigfried is fighting for ownership of the blue heeler, named Merlin.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered that the dogs be examined by a veterinarian and found suitable for adoption before being placed in homes. The dogs were neutered at a Tulsa veterinary clinic.
Animals that are not adopted live permanently at the sanctuary.
As the first settlement of southern Utah (settled January 13, 1851), Parowan is affectionately called the “Mother Town of Southern Utah.
The sanctuary has room for 2,000 animals, mostly dogs and cats.
Williamson said there are that many "urgent pleas" every month asking the shelter to take in animals.
"We felt we could help these dogs."A deputy who investigated the case had recommended that the dogs be euthanized and wrote in court affidavits that they had been trained to rape.
The Town of Parowan invites you to tour through our website and enjoy our hometown hospitality.Additionally, Haggerty also worked as a stuntman on the television series Tarzan, and as set builder on various other projects.He directed white tigers, wolverines, eagles and wild boar in When the North Wind Blows and worked with bears, foxes and hawks in the 1997 film Grizzly Mountain.Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that take visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time.Pioneer museums, a historic cemetery and numerous historic sites are open for visitors to see.