Dog Gets 3 Days to Live

by Elizabeth Ruiz
A Golden Retriever mix on death row gets to live another three days after a judge postponed a hearing on a temporary restraining order.
The dog named Buddy was scheduled to be euthanized after allegedly biting a 9-year-old girl at a Northwest side apartment complex in November, but attorney Michelle Maloney, who represent's Buddy's owner is appealing the case.
"We have different accounts from the people who were actually present, but no one witnessed a bite," Maloney told 550 KTSA News.
She claims the dog belonging to 83-year-old  Homer Mojica was on a leash when the child leaned over and started screaming and waving her arms.
The girl's mother claims the dog bit her daughter's  face, but Maloney argues that Buddy scratched the child after being provoked.
"The serious bodily injury statute applies to dogs that maul or kill people. This a very minor injury from which she is 100-percent recovered," said Maloney.
She's  obtained a temporary restraining, which kept Buddy from being euthanized last month and a  hearing on the TRO Tuesday has been postponed until Friday.
Meanwhile, Buddy is being held at an Animal Care Services facility.

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