(NEWS CENTER) -- Thanks to an appeal filed by her previous owner, Dakota the dog lives.
Bonnie Martinolich, the lawyer who is representing Dakota's current owner, said in order to stop Dakota from being executed, Dakota's previous owner, Matthew Perry, had to file an appeal. Perry did just that on Tuesday afternoon.
When the mistake was discovered, Governor LePage got involved. He pardon the dog, saying it should not be put down because dog's current owners weren't given due process.
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