Embattled Ohio Shelter Dog Spared After Nipping

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio shelter dog that became the center of a recent controversy after he nipped a little girl’s hand has been saved from being euthanized.

Fletch, a 2-year-old medium-sized mixed-breed dog, was spared this week after Knox County authorities in central Ohio came to agreement with animal advocates fighting to save the K9.

It all began in mid-March when Fletch nipped a girl while they were playing at the Knox County Animal Shelter in Mount Vernon.

She was not hurt but dog warden Jordan Bernard decided to euthanize Fletch for being too aggressive.

That set off a series of passionate rallies involving members of the community and outraged volunteers at the shelter.

Among those volunteers was Cody Jackson, who the Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/1fOJkkj) is planning to adopt Fletch.

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Embattled Ohio Shelter Dog Spared After Nipping

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio shelter dog that became the center of a recent controversy after he nipped a little girl’s hand has been saved from being euthanized.

Fletch, a 2-year-old medium-sized mixed-breed dog, was spared this week after Knox County authorities in central Ohio came to agreement with animal advocates fighting to save the K9.

It all began in mid-March when Fletch nipped a girl while they were playing at the Knox County Animal Shelter in Mount Vernon.

She was not hurt but dog warden Jordan Bernard decided to euthanize Fletch for being too aggressive.

That set off a series of passionate rallies involving members of the community and outraged volunteers at the shelter.

Among those volunteers was Cody Jackson, who the Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/1fOJkkj) is planning to adopt Fletch.

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Information from: News Journal,

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