Dogs that bit 13-year-old in 2012 ordered to be put to sleep by midnight

It's a battle for life or death. Two dogs who attacked a 13-year-old boy back in 2012 may only have hours to live. A judge ruled Wednesday Bill and Buck must be put down by midnight Thursday. 

However their owner and hundreds of supporters are still hoping for a legal miracle. 

On Wednesday, supporters of Buck and Bill emotionally gathered to protest the judges decision that the dogs must be put down. On Thursday a very different scene emerged, one that looks more like a vigil than a protest. That's not to say supporters aren't still holding out hope for an injunction. 

The judge has ordered the two Australian Shepherds to be put down by midnight tonight for an attack on a 13-year-old boy back in 2012. The boy suffered bites to his legs, requiring stitches and a skin graph. 

The parents of the boy told ABC Action News, they don't hold the dog owner at fault in this situation. But at this point, we do not know where they stand on the future of the dogs. 

Karen Erskine, the owner of the dogs, has been outside the facility throughout the day. We did have a chance to speak with her when she first arrived this is what she say she'll say to the dogs if she is forced to put them to sleep. 

"I still believe we're walking out of there with the dogs alive," said Erskine. "If we go with their plan that the dogs die today which I don't agree with, I'm going to thank them (Bill and Buck) for honoring me with their presence, it has been a blessing. Then I'm going to set about lobbying and legally, politically and correctly removing every single person who's elected or been appointed who's been involved in the death of my dogs."

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