• After Judge Denies Maine Governor's “Pardon,” Last-Minute Appeal Temporarily Saves Dog Sentenced to Death

    4 monthes ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    In an unprecedented case that has gained national attention, the fate of a four-year-old husky named Dakota remains uncertain after she received a gubernatorial “pardon” - perhaps the first of its kind - in her case. Ultimately, the case will likely end up in Maine's highest court, known as the Law Court.
    The death order was issued against Dakota on March 21, 2017, after she attacked two smaller dogs, one fatally. Dakota was declared a dangerous dog in 2016 after getting loose and killing a neighbor's Shih Tzu terrier, who was named Zoey. Pursuant to Maine's dangerous dog statute , her...
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