Damages sought for Camp Hale dog attack
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The victim of a Camp Hale area dog attack has filed a civil suit against the rancher who owns the dogs.Renee Legro had been participating in a bike race in June 2008 when two large Pyrenees dogs bit and mauled her, according to a news release from her lawyer, Joe Bloch of Bloch & Chapleau, LLC in Edwards. Legro sustained a broken ankle and “hundreds of stitches” for her cuts and wounds, the release said.”Ms. Legro endured an incredibly painful and frightening attack by two large dogs trained to attack and kill large predators,” Bloch said in the release. “She truly believed that her life was in danger during the entire 20-minute attack, and as a result of this ordeal, she will never fully recover.”Bloch’s firm filed the suit on behalf of Legro and her husband, Stephen Legro. They are seeking monetary damages from Sam Robinson and his wife, Cheri Robinson, for Legro’s injuries.Sam Robinson has said he’s not convinced it was his dogs that that mauled Renee Legro, but an Eagle County jury in September convicted him of owning a dangerous dog, which is a misdemeanor. Robinson, a rancher who lives in Rio Blanco County in the Meeker, Colo.-area, has pastured sheep on national forest land around Camp Hale for years. He had previously used Great Pyrenees dogs to protect his flocks from predators.The complaint does not spell out how much money the Legros are seeking in damages, Bloch said.He filed the lawsuit in Eagle County District Court a month ago.A phone call to Renee Legro was not immediately returned. A message left a Sam Robinson’s home number was not immediately returned.Staff Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.