A Nov. 13, 2014, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article titled “Hearing for Gentle Ben's Giant Breed Rescue” describes a courtroom with 50 quietly supportive spectators wearing ribbons and pictures of dogs they adopted from the nonprofit dog rescue. Due to a zoning dispute, Gentle Ben’s may be required to cease operations. The story quotes McGuireWoods attorney Matthew Monsour, who represents the rescue on a pro bono basis, both on the appeal heard in the Court of Common Pleas in Beaver, Pennsylvania, and on this most recent appeal, in Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh. The case also was described in the newspaper’s Nov. 15, 2014, Pet Tales column, titled “Pet Tales: Judges weighing fate of giant breed rescue.”
Note that this story is an update to accounts published on April 2, 2013, in the Beaver County Times, and on March 28, April 27 and April 30, 2013, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.