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Max the German Shepherd released from custody after 5 years


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After spending five years in a Hattiesburg animal shelter, Mississippi Max has found a new home in South Carolina.

The 7-year-old German shepherd was at the center of a federal lawsuit after allegedly attacking emergency responders in his previous owner's home in 2015. Because of the ongoing lawsuit, Southern Pines Animal Shelter was ordered to keep him in federal custody until his case was presented in Municipal Court.

The lawsuit recently settled out of court, allowing Max to finally be adopted. He now lives in South Carolina with veterinarian Michael Privett...

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