Former roommates at odds over dog whose fate may be up to York County jury

THE HERALD (ROCK HILL), 26 JULY 2017, FEAT. PROF. KENNETH GAINES

Reagan wears an American flag bandanna and went to class at Winthrop University.

Some say Reagan was interviewed in 2016 by a Winthrop women’s publication about what it’s like to be famous at the Rock Hill school.

Reagan is a dog – a male Goldendoodle.

Now the dog is at the center of a lawsuit in York County, because two former Winthrop roommates are at odds.

Under state law, Reagan is property. The question is, whose property. Does the dog belong to Matthew Snyder or Joey Mercurio? Snyder claims to own Reagan, but Mercurio has kept the dog the past year. 

Snyder has filed a lawsuit.