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Fate of Dog Pardoned by Maine Gov. in Hands of Court

The Alaskan husky named Dakota was ordered to be put down after attacking two dogs, killing one



    Maine Dog Pardoned by LePage Allowed to Live

    Dakota, a dog that was due to be euthanized, will not be euthanized.

    (Published Monday, July 24, 2017)

    A dog that Maine's governor tried to rescue from a euthanasia sentence will live.

    A judge agreed Monday to a deal to send an Alaskan husky named Dakota to a veterinary hospital for training after it attacked two other dogs, killing one.

    A judge had ordered that Dakota be put down after the attacks last year. Republican Gov. Paul LePage attempted to pardon Dakota in March, elevating the dog to celebrity status.

    It's debatable whether the governor has the authority to pardon the dog. But Monday's hearing and the deal that included input from the owner of the dogs Dakota attacked made the issue moot.

    A previous effort to save Dakota by moving her to a New Hampshire shelter failed.