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October 20, 2014

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Fate of killer dog now with Nevada Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court will hear arguments July 3 in the case of a dog that killed a Henderson toddler last year.

At stake will be the fate of the 120-pound mastiff-Rhodesian mixed-breed dog that killed his owner’s grandson at the 1-year-old boy’s birthday party in April 2012.

The day of the attack, the owner gave up custody of the dog to Henderson animal control officers, who still have the dog and plan to destroy it in accordance to the city’s vicious-dog ordinance.

But the Lexus Project animal rescue group intervened and is trying to take custody of the dog and send it to a sanctuary in Colorado. Onion’s former owner wants Lexus to have the dog.

Last year, a Clark County District Court judge ruled the city of Henderson could euthanize the dog, but the Lexus project appealed.

Oral arguments before the Nevada Supreme Court are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. July 3 and will be limited to 30 minutes.

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