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Judge grants restraining order on behalf of dog

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 5/08/2012 8:39 am
[UPDATE] LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – Late in the day there was a new development in the effort to save the dog named Onion from being euthanized.

Late this afternoon, a judge signed an emergency order to stop Henderson animal control from putting the dog down.

The Mastiff/Rhodesian mix killed little Jeremiah Shahan while his family celebrated the boy's first birthday.

The man who started the plea to save Onion is Les Golden, who tells us he's part of a loosely formed group that tackles animal rights.

News 3's Sergio Avila has developing details on a possible restraining order being filed to stop the dog's death.

The group wants the dog to be saved and placed in a sanctuary in Denver where onion would have little to no human interaction. The group has attorneys involved who filed the restraining order on Onion's behalf to try and keep him from being killed.

The Mastiff-Rhodesian was scheduled to be put down this week at the end of a 10-day health quarantine.

Onion was taken from his owner’s home a little more than a week ago after he attacked 1-year-old Jeremiah on the night of his first birthday party. The group wants to take him to a place called the Blue Lion Rescue, a ranch that focuses on troubled dogs, but many feel the dog is too much of a public risk.


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