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High court: Fate of dog that killed child on hold
by Tribune Staff
Aug 27, 2012 | 999 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Supreme Court is ordering the city of Henderson not to euthanize a dog that attacked a toddler until the high court decides the animal’s fate.

The filing is the latest in the legal fight over Onion, a 120-pound mastiff-Rhodesian mix that killed his owner’s grandson at the 1-year-old boy’s birthday party on April 27.

Onion’s owner gave up the dog, but The Lexus Project rescue group intervened in hopes of sending Onion to a Colorado sanctuary. Onion’s owner later said she wanted the group to have the dog.

A lower court ruled the city could euthanize Onion, but the Lexus Project appealed. The city then argued that the group had no legal standing to fight for the dog.

An order dated Friday ruled against the city.
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