Dog Pardon for Dakota the Dog
Dakota the dog ordered euthanized by a District Court Judge, Governor LePage pardoned the dog which the Court refused to recognize, and there was an eventual settlement after an appeal led to Dakota the dog being saved and instead being adopted by a loving family.
"Dakota the dog’s life spared under court deal," CentralMaine.com (July 24, 2017)
"Officials reach agreement to spare Dakota the dog," CBS 13 WGME (July 24, 2017)
"LePage seeks to defend his power of pardon in new Dakota dog letter," CentralMaine.com (July 10, 2017)
"Dakota the dog may get to live new life as sled dog," CentralMaine.com (May 18, 2017)
"Dog pardon again proves LePage is the alpha in Maine’s power structure," Bangor Daily News (April 23, 2017)