CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday filed a motion to remove a dog that killed a one-year-old boy in April 2012 from isolation.
Onion, a bull mastiff, has been kept in isolation at a local animal shelter since the attack that claimed the life of Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan. The boy's grandmother relinquished ownership of the dog to the City of Henderson, which attempted to have Onion put down - citing the dog's aggressive behavior.
Animal rights groups filed court motions to prevent the dog from being euthanized. They want Onion to spend the rest of his life in an animal sanctuary. The case eventually reached the Nevada Supreme Court.
Thursday's motion removes Onion from isolation and allows him to engage in physical activity. The motion also includes a request to have him evaluated by a veterinarian and a behaviorist to check his physical and mental state.
The court has not yet made a decision on whether Onion should be put down.