Nevada Supreme Court will decide killer dog's fate
Carson City, Nevada: After a protracted custody debate, the Nevada Supreme Court holds the fate of a dog named Onion, a 120-pound mastiff-Rhodesian mix, in its hands. On April 27 in Henderson, Onion shook and killed his owner's one-year-old grandson, who had tried to use the dog's fur to pull himself up and walk.
Since the incident, Onion has been the subject of a custody battle between the City of Henderson, which immediately took custody of the dog after the child's death, and the Lexus Project, a New York-based animal rescue group that has attempted to take ownership of Onion in an attempt to prevent him from being euthanized. The state Supreme Court refused the Lexus Project's request that it intervene in Onion's case, but determined that Onion should be granted a stay of execution until at least 72 hours after Clark County District Judge Joanna Kisnher decided whether the Lexus Group could have custody of the dog.
On Thursday, Judge Kishner reaffirmed her earlier ruling against the Lexus Project, stating that the group has no claim to the dog. At this point, it is unclear whether the Supreme Court will intervene in the dog's case, but if it does not, it is likely that the dog will be euthanized.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Republic, "Fight to save dog that killed toddler left to Nevada Supreme Court," May 31, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fox 5 Vegas, "Nev. Supreme Court halts killer dog's euthanasia," May 23, 2012
- ↑ Las Vegas Sun, "State Supreme Court offers hope for Onion in whether it should be euthanized," May 29, 2012