Family fights to save dog from being put down

Family fighting to save dog who city wants put down

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A New York family is fighting for the life of a dog named Luna, who is at risk of being put down by the city of Troy. Six-year-old Luna has been at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society ever since she had an altercation with another dog in a shared backyard with another neighbor.

According to News 10, before the incident, which resulted in minor injuries to another dog, Luna had never showed any signs of aggression towards people or other animals. In fact, this was Luna’s “first offense.” Despite her good record, and minor injuries to the other dog (a laceration on the dog’s leg), city officials are pushing for Luna to be put down.

The dog at risk of being killed

Luna lives with another dog, young children and several cats. Her owner, Cade Saba, told the news agency, “She’s playful, energetic and super loving.”

Though state law requires a proof of a “serious injury” in order to kill a dog, the city of Troy has more stringent rules and officials want Luna destroyed, even though the altercation was minor.

A fundraiser has been set up to help cover lawyer fees – but the clock is ticking and Luna has little time for anyone to fight for her life. Find the fundraiser here.

#Saveluna on Facebook here.

Advocates are being encouraged to contact the Troy City Court on Luna’s behalf. City of Troy 518-453-5930, or # 518-453-5900

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Yesterday in the news: Owners didn’t show up to claim handsome “stray.” The story here.

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Just a silly puppy


4 replies
  1. Julie E. says:

    STOP being stupid, city council, just because she bit once is no reason to kill her, the owners can keep her where she can’t hurt someone , and just because she bit and left minor injuries doesn’t mean that she is going to kill someone or something. Give her back to her owners! If she was going to kill, she would have killed the other dog!

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    • Ma. Lourdes Bettina T. Lim says:

      YES MS. JULIE E. IS RIGHT… ANALYZE FIRST THE SITUATION BEFORE YOU MAKE A BAD DECISION OF PUTTING DOWN THIS POOR DOG. YOU PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THIS… EVEN HUMAN BEINGS LIKE US ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. WHAT MORE IN (DIFFERENT) ANIMALS ESPECIALLY DOGS WHO ARE SWEET, LOVING, LOYAL, TRUST WORTHY AND CARING TO PEOPLE LIKE US…… THINK ABOUT IT……

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  2. marty jewell says:

    Being that none of the circumstances surrounding this attack are mentioned it is difficult to take sides. I saw on the news that Luna bit both another dog and a human. I think that two bite events require an animal to be destroyed. This is sad as Luna “looks” friendly. But what if this happens again?? Maybe to a child?? If Luna was provoked to attack I could understand dismissing the verdict. I have pets, I know the love of treating them like a family member. I would hate to have to make this decision.

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