Dog ordered to be euthanized gets second chance at life - WNEM TV 5

Dog ordered to be euthanized gets second chance at life

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LAPEER COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A 9-year-old dog that had been ordered to be euthanized is getting a second chance at life.

Friday a judge decided that “Lefty,” a lab/pit bull mix will live out the rest of his life in a rescue shelter.

The Lapeer County dog's fight started in 2011 when animal control officers said Lefty had been involved in multiple dog fights. Two other dogs died as a result.

Lefty’s owners maintain Lefty had been attacked five times, and the dogs died due to their owners waiting too long to get them medical treatment.

The dog has been in a shelter for six months while court action has played out.

In February a judge decided Lefty should be put down, but Friday that decision was reversed. A judge decided the dog will not be put down, but will have to live the rest of his life in a rescue shelter.

"My dog is going to live, but my family and my grandchildren won't be able to be with him," said Connie Wojciewchowski, owner.

During Lefty's time at the shelter he lost about 9 pounds, was attacked by a cat, got an infection and spent too much time away from his family, Wojciewchowski said.

It's not certain where Lefty will live out the rest of his life, but Wojciewchowski said she hopes he will be happy there.

"He's going to live and hopefully be taken care of by people who love him," she said.

Check out the Facebook page dedicated to saving Lefty here.

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