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Onion the dog moved to rescue outside of Nevada

Onion the dog moved to rescue outside of Nevada

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Jan 23, 2014

This story has been updated from an earlier version. Action News wants to clarify that one of the individuals we spoke with, Les Golden, was misidentified by Action News as representing The Lexus Project. Mr. Golden is involved in saving dogs, but does not speak for or represent The Lexus Project. Mr. Golden contacted The Lexus Project nearly two years ago about Onion and provided $2,500 to fund the trust for Onion. We apologize for the error.

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Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- Onion the dog, that killed a Henderson toddler, has been moved to an animal group rescue out of state.

An agreement between the City of Henderson and The Lexus Project ends a legal battle that went all the way to the State Supreme Court.

Both sides agreed to settle, to spare Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan's family the pain of being required to testify.

Onion, a 120-pound Mastiff mix, mauled Jeremiah to death on the boy's first birthday in April of 2012.

Onion has been with Henderson Animal Control ever since.

The Lexus Project argued Onion didn't mean to kill Jeremiah. The activist group sued to stop him from being euthanized, even though Henderson officials declared him vicious and his owner gave him up.

Under the agreement, Onion goes to a licensed dog rescue. He can never have contact with children, and the City of Henderson is free from any liability.

In addition, The Lexus Project will pay for a memorial for Jeremiah to be placed in a Henderson park.

The Lexus Project released this statement to Action News, "The Lexus Project is pleased with the resolution of this matter. Out of respect for the privacy of Jeremiah's family and in the hopes they can move forward and heal, The Lexus Project is not commenting further."

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.