RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- It was a matter of life or death today for Dude the dog. A judge in Reno Justice Court decided Dude should live, but not in the care of his owner, Sally Christensen.
Over the course of approximately four years, Dude got out of his owner's supervision several times. Some neighbors believed Dude was dangerous, and some reported the dog had bit them.
Dude has been with Animal Control since January. Tomorrow, he will head to Mound House where he will be retrained and reevaluated by Cold Nose Kennels.
Christensen was ordered to pay a fine totaling $355 or 36 hours in community service. She also has to pay $1,260 in restitution to Washoe County for the time he was in their care.