Tyson, an American pit bull, will be getting a new life and loving home just in time for the holidays.
This innocent pit bull has been on dog death row for four years. He was ordered to be destroyed by a court in London in 2004. Tyson had done nothing wrong — he had not bitten or attacked anyone.
His owner had been convicted on three counts of allowing Tyson to be in a public place without a muzzle or lead, which is against the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.
As she was leaving court, Tyson’s owner said, “You have condemned my dog to death - my innocent dog. You let pedophiles go free, but not my innocent dog.”
An appeal against the judge’s sentence was denied, which meant Tyson still faced euthanasia.
But finally when a second appeal was filed, the court’s ruling was overturned and Tyson became free again.
Tyson has been turned over to Juliette Glass, who runs a helpline for dog owners who have broken the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Glass said, “There’s been a huge miscarriage of justice but he’ll be home in time for Christmas so it is a very happy ending. He’s going to have a wonderful life down in Devon by the seaside. But we’re changing his name to Larry. We think it is a bit more subtle than Tyson, which kind of sends out the wrong signal about the dog. He’s a fat old boy now, with bad teeth, but we’re looking forward to seeing him.”
Source: Sky News