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March 25, 2014, 11:44 am

Phil Samuell plays with Fletch at the Dog Park at Wolf Run Regional Park on Monday afternoon. Samuell has been fostering Fletch since Friday.

Virgil Shipley/News Phil Samuell plays with Fletch at the Dog Park at Wolf Run Regional Park on Monday afternoon. Samuell has been fostering Fletch since Friday. Buy Now

 


MOUNT VERNON — A new battle in the war to save Fletch, the animal shelter dog, has begun, and according to the Knox County Commissioners, the problem lies with the judicial system.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, section 955.16, a dog warden cannot put down a dog if a 501(c)(3), which offers training programs, has requested to obtain possession of the animal. Assistant Knox County Prosecutor Joseph Saks referenced the ORC in his motion to dismiss the case Friday in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

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