‘Vicious’ Pitbull Gets Chance at Rehabilitation

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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.


  • Nevada Ames

    People need to know the truth about The Lexus Project. This organization is unethical, incompetent, and a phenomenal waste of resources. They do not save truly wrongly accused animals. The organization actually exists to “save” dogs KNOWN to have attacked people and in some cases, killed people. Among these “victories” is Mickey, a dog that left a child severely mauled, and “Onion,” a dog that killed a child.

    The Lexus Project spends thousands of dollars per case to “save” these killer dogs. Meanwhile, thousands of dogs that haven’t bitten anyone (let alone two or three people!) are dying every week because there aren’t enough resources to care for them.

    One of their other high-profile “rehab” cases, a pit bull named Gus, brutally attacked a dog at Cesar Millan’s training center. The attack was caught on video: https://www.smartlivingnetwork.com/dog-breeds/b/gus-the-pit-bull-can-a-dog-thats-attacked-really-reform/

    The Lexus Project also “lost” Bones, a pit bull so dangerous he was thought to have been used as a murder weapon: http://www.peta.org/blog/another-no-kill-story-ends-in-tragedy/

    They blatantly misrepresent their cases and omit details about these attacks in order to drum up public sympathy for these animals. That this organization operates legally is astonishing to me.

  • Mike Cee

    The amount of resources and time wasted on this issue is astounding. The dog bit multiple people-it’s time to put a humane end to it.

  • MJ

    I’m just waiting for Cesar to actually handle him himself and kick him… Sure will to be hard to train dogs with 1 foot!

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