Activists seeking compassionate care for Onion the killer dog
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Animal advocates in the valley are continuing to fight for Onion the dog.
Onion is the mastiff/Rhodesian mix that killed a one-year-old Henderson boy on his birthday.
Onion has been in the custody of the city of Henderson since the incident.
Initially, he was going to be put down after his owner turned him over to the city but an animal rescue group intervened.
On Tuesday night, advocates for Onion attended a city council with plans to present a petition requesting compassionate care for the animal.
According to the advocates, Onion has been locked in a cage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no exercise and human contact.
Their petition can be found online here.
Onion's fate is currently in the hands of the Nevada Supreme Court who will make a decision about his fate.