WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A pitbull that was sentenced to death has a shot at re-hab, instead.
Jimmy was accused of biting three people last year. The dog was formerly named “Killer.”
According to the Des Moines Register, the West Des Moines city council approved an agreement to rehabilitate him.
In January the city ruled Jimmy was vicious and should be euthanized. His owners filed an appeal, and their case was taken up by The Lexus Project. The dog is now owned by Lexus Project attorney Jaysen McCleary.
The settlement requires McCleary to foot the bill for evaluation and rehabilitation costs.
A dog trainer will determine if Jimmy should be euthanized or if he can be rehabilitated.