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Husky pardoned by LePage may become a sled dog

BANGOR, Maine — The husky dog recently granted a pardon by Gov. Paul LePage and slated for euthanasia could instead be sent out of state to become a sled dog, the Portland Press Herald reported Thursday evening.

The Portland news organization said that Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney filed a motion that would let her propose sending Dakota, a 4-year-old female husky, to an animal rescue program in New Hampshire instead of being euthanized.

The motion is the result of an agreement reached by the state prosecutor, the victim and Dakota’s previous owner.

Waterville District Court Judge Valerie Stanfill in March ordered that Dakota be euthanized after it attacked a small dog in February for the second time in less than a year.

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