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Fight for killer dog left to Nevada Supreme Court

Fight for killer dog left to Nevada Supreme Court

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 1, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The fate of Onion the dog may be up to the Nevada Supreme Court now.

Clark County District Judge Joanna Kishner reaffirmed her ruling Thursday that a New York-based rescue group, the Lexus Project, has no claim to the dog.

The 120 lb. mastiff/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix was responsible for the death of a one-year-old boy in Henderson back in April.

The boy's grandmother turned the dog over to the Henderson Animal Control after the attack and the city was scheduled to put it down.

The Lexus Project has tried to claim that the grandmother did not mean to give the city ownership of the dog. They have been trying to get ownership so that they can send the dog to a sanctuary in Colorado.

The dog's execution has been delayed while the case played out in court.

Now that the district court judge has made her decision, the Lexus Project may appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said earlier in the week that they would not get involved in the case prior to the judge's decision.

If they do not intervene now, Onion will likely be put down.

Joyce Lupiani

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