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Court fight over lost dog survives after dog's owner dies

 

February 9, 2020



JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a legal fight over a lost dog could continue in Mississippi, even after the dog's owner has died.

The dispute is over a German shepherd named Max who jumped out a window and escaped from his owner's Hattiesburg home in 2015. Max got loose when people were providing medical help to his owner, Charles Holt, who had fallen and could not get up.

Holt was more than 90 years old at the time. He was hospitalized after the fall.

Max was captured weeks after he escaped, and he was impounded in an animal shelter. More weeks passed before...



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