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NV high court to hear killer dog case Wednesday

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Henderson city officials released photos in May of Onion's stay at an animal control facility. (Source: City of Henderson) Henderson city officials released photos in May of Onion's stay at an animal control facility. (Source: City of Henderson)
Court challenges have held up the euthanasia of Onion the dog, who killed a toddler at a Henderson home in 2012. (Courtesy: The Shahan Family) Court challenges have held up the euthanasia of Onion the dog, who killed a toddler at a Henderson home in 2012. (Courtesy: The Shahan Family)
CARSON CITY, NV (FOX5) -

The Nevada Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday to determine the fate of a canine that killed a Henderson toddler in 2012.

According to the court, the case on Onion the dog will be heard at 11:30 a.m. in Carson City. Oral arguments in the case, which will be limited to 30 minutes, will be shown on the court's website.

The fate of the mastiff-Rhodesian mix has been in limbo in the year since the dog killed Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan last April.

Henderson authorities took custody of the dog immediately after the attack and even scheduled for the canine to be euthanized.

Several animal rescue organizations, though, intervened, calling for Onion to be placed in different sanctuaries.

Nevada Supreme Court will determine whether euthanasia of the canine will go forward after a District Court ruling in May 2012.

This past May, the city of Henderson released photos of Onion's stay at animal control facility. The photos show the canine behind a cage enclosure.

"The dog is being cared for by staff and regularly sees a veterinarian," city official Bud Cranor said in a statement. "The veterinarian has said the dog is in good health and has space that is adequate for the animal."

Gina Greisen with Nevada Voters for Animals, though, contends Onion is being treated cruelly and inhumanely while in the city's care.

"People who believe he should live and people who believe he should die agree that how he is being kept by the city of Henderson is cruel and inhumane," Greisen said.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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