'LONDON' THE TWO-LEGGED PITBULL TO FACE HIS ACCUSED ABUSERS IN FEBRUARY
Crescent City, CA- The trial for ‘London’ the two-legged pit bull has been postponed until February 19th due to confusion over one of the charges. The pitbull lost his two front legs during an alleged abuse incident with his former owners, who were set to appear in court today. But confusion over one of the charges has caused a set back for the prosecution.
Former owners Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson are facing two counts of animal cruelty. Count one is for wounding and maiming, and count two is for torture. Jon Alexander, the Del Norte County District Attorney said, "We will seek redress for every count against him. And we are looking for state prison."
The trial may have been postponed but that didn’t stop the outpour of support. Both dog lovers and animals showed up at the Del Norte County Superior Court. Amanda Giese, the President of Panda Paws Rescue told us, "Watching him go from where he was in horrific pain almost statuesque in some ways to where he is now is night and day. He's a completely different dog."
At first authorities believed he had fallen out of a window, but witnesses say his previous owners had thrown him to the floor.
It was Giese who nursed him back to health. She added, "We tried to focus on not what had happened to London at that point but how are we going to get him past this. And nurse him back to health."
Even after the trauma he suffered London remains loving and friendly. Giese added, "London the kangaroo dog. He’s bouncy he loves everybody he meets."
Both Hinton and Anderson have pleaded not guilty to the animal cruelty charges. If charged they will each face 3 years in prison and $20,000 dollars in fines. Alexander added, "When you look at him and all this poor guy has been through it's the least we can do."
As for now London has been adopted and is enjoying his new home.