Case of Dakota the dog and euthanization order
This Spring - Dakota, a four-year-old Siberian husky who had previously injured two smaller dogs, was ordered euthanized by the Augusta District Court. After escaping from a home where she was mistreated, Dakota was taken to the Humane Society Waterville Area where she was described as a "model resident" and was pardoned by Maine Governor Paul LePage on March 30. Dakota was then saved by a last-minute appeal after a public hearing at Waterville District Court - the case is ongoing and is expected to go to the state's highest court.
Preti Flaherty attorney, Bonnie Martinolich represents Linda Janeski, Dakota's current owner.
Follow the case through the news articles below:
Dakota the dog saved by appeal in final hour [April 12]
- LePage Pardons Winslow dog ordered euthanized by court, raising legal questions [March 30]