Final wishes: Dearborn Co. woman wants dog alongside
Connie Lay’s will includes the fate of her dog, Bela. (Image: WXIX-TV)AURORA, Ind. – An Aurora woman’s will is raising questions about what happens to your possessions after you die.Connie Lay recently passed away and her will stipulates that the ashes of her dog, Bela, be spread along with hers.Legally, a pet is considered a possession. However, Bela is alive and well and would have to be put down to make Lay’s final wishes become reality.The German Shepard was scheduled to be euthanized Tuesday but that has now been put on hold.Bela is being housed at the PAWS Humane Center in Lawrenceburg while legal proceedings with the estate are being finalized.PAWS issued a statement Tuesday saying the organization “has no legal right or control over his outcome.”“Bela will not be euthanized at our facility, either by PAWS staff or the Dearborn County Animal Control Officers. If a euthanization decision is reached by the estate, then it will be the responsibility of the estate to make those arrangements elsewhere.”Another option in Lay’s will is to send the dog to a no-kill shelter in Utah.What do you think? Tell us on our Facebook page.