WATERVILLE – A District Court Judge is refusing to spare the life of a dog that was pardoned by Governor LePage.
But Dakota the husky may have yet another day in court. During a hearing held today, Judge Valerie Stanfill said she’s bound by Maine law to order euthanasia for any dog that attacks on more than one occasion.
That was the case with Dakota, which killed one dog and attacked another in Winslow.
Governor LePage declared the dog be spared last week after hearing from Humane Society officials Dakota will be safe with its new owners and if kept behind a six foot fence.
According to the Morning Sentinel, an attorney for the new owner plans to file a motion to stay the execution until an appeal is heard by Maine’s highest court.