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Pit bull mix spared from euthanization

Petaluma animal control officials granted a reprieve Thursday for the dog that bit a firefighter last week and was scheduled to be killed at the Petaluma Animal Shelter.

Jeff Charter, executive director of the shelter, said the 5-year-old pit bull mix appears to be a good candidate for rehabilitation by a Santa Rosa dog trainer.

"We always look for an outcome other than euthanasia," he said.

The dog named Indi completed a 10-day rabies quarantine on Thursday and was scheduled to be put down.

But intervention by the trainer, Mary Quinn, was a key to the dog's reprieve.

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