Troy community continues fighting for dog not to be put to sleep

November 14, 2018 01:55 PM

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is now stepping in and taking legal action, hoping to reverse a Troy City Court decision to have the animal put down.

NewsChannel 13 first told you about "Luna" on Monday. The city of Troy ordered her be put down at 5 p.m. Tuesday, after she bit another dog. The court ruled Luna, a 6-year-old pit bull mix, is dangerous after the dog got into an altercation with another pup that lives in their building.

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The director of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society says euthanizing Luna goes against their values and what this organization represents.  They've hired an attorney who went with the attorney of Luna's owners to county court in hopes of having this case reopened.

Director Todd Cramer says in the 10+ days Luna has been at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, they've seen no signs of aggression.

Luna's owners say they have rules at their multi-family home in Troy that only one dog should be outside at a time.

When the tenants on the third floor let their dog out on the night of October 25, they say Luna must have already been outside, ran up the stairs and attacked their dog.

The dog needed stitches and so did one of the other dog's owners.

City officials say Luna's owners agreed to have the dog put down, but now an attorney representing the family says her client didn't understand her rights at the time. They want a chance to prove the dog is not dangerous and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society agrees.

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society says no matter what the decision, they will continue to look at their legal options when it comes to keeping Luna alive.

We expect the county judge to rule on this Wednesday.


Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff

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