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Ownership of dog in toddler's death given to Lexus Project

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Updated: 5/16/2012 7:01 pm
HENDERSON (KSNV MyNews3) -- Onion, the dog responsible for the death of a 1-year-old Henderson boy, has been given another chance at life.

The boy's grandmother signed Onion over to the Lexus Project, a New York-based rescue group that has been working to save the dog.

In a letter released by the Lexus Project, Elizabeth Keller signed over ownership, allowing the group to arrange for Onion to live out his days with at a sanctuary rather than being euthanized.

The 6-year-old mastiff-Rhodesian ridgeback mix killed Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan on April 28.

Keller, according to the Lexus Project, had concerns about how Onion was being treated by Henderson Animal. Keller denies that Onion “was ever vicious or had any prior incidents, and has never told anyone that he had been anything but a loving and cherished family member.”

A new motion for reconsideration has been submitted to the Court for signature and the Lexus Project is waiting for the Court to sign a further temporary restraining order.
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