'Pardoned' Dog's New Owner Seeks Withdrawal of Order to Euthanize

Apr 11, 2017

WATERVILLE, Maine - A dog that was pardoned from a death sentence by Maine Gov. Paul LePage is getting its day in court.
A hearing on the case involving Dakota the Alaskan husky is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Waterville District Court.
The dog was ordered to be put down after getting loose and killing a neighbor's pug last year. But a new family adopted Dakota not knowing it had been sentenced to death.
The Morning Sentinel reports that the dog's current owner is asking the court to withdraw a decision ordering Dakota to be euthanized.
Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says the state wasn't aware that Dakota had a new owner. The court scheduled another hearing to give the owner a chance to be heard.