Dog gets a second chance after biting incident in Grants Pass

Grants Pass, Ore. — A hearings officer weighed in on the case of a Josephine County pit bull that was set to be euthanized.

Between putting “Kron” up for adoption, putting him to death in a humane manner or re-locating him, the hearings officer ruled Kron should go home to his owner in Albany.

Kron had been staying with caretakers in Grants Pass when he reportedly bit a horse on the nose.

The owners of the horse say they were frightened by Kron, as they say he was lunging toward them in their yard.

That’s when one of the horse’s owners shot the dog twice.

“We went back over to check the horse. Couldn’t get close to her… but she was standing over there with this big gash on her nose and blood running out,” the horses owner, John Bartlett said.

Kron was scheduled to be put down following the incident, but received a reprieve by the Josephine County Commissioners.

Those who cared for Kron after his two gunshot wounds said he was a popular patient that never snapped at employees or other animal patients.

Veterinary technician Lona Gibbs said, “Kron in my opinion was a stellar patient. He was a smiley dog, with excellent demeanor.”

Though the process has been long, Leah Harp who was caring for Kron when the incident happened thinks it’s worth it.

“I would do it in a heartbeat again,” Harp said.

And she’s happy for Kron to be back with his original family.

“I hope that he lives his happy life with his family like he should,” Harp said.

Kron will be picked up at the Josephine County animal shelter Thursday morning.

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