WATERVILLE, Maine (Morning Sentinel) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court released its decision around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday upholding an order to euthanize two pit bulls declared dangerous in court, and minutes later they reportedly got loose.

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Their owner, Danielle Jones, had been allowed by the Humane Society Waterville Area to take the two dogs for a walk between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. She returned to the shelter around 1 p.m. to tell officials there that the two dogs had gotten loose and run off into the woods.