Caption

Hank the pit bull, wrongly accused of killing livestock, set free

A pit bull named Hank that was wrongfully blamed for killing livestock last year is now free.

>> Read more trending news

A judge in Thurston County, Washington, on Wednesday voided a Lewis County euthanasia order and ordered that Hank be released to his adoptive family in Centralia, Washington. 

Though witnesses said the pit bull that killed the livestock was not Hank, a Lewis County judge ruled Hank a dangerous dog and directed he be put down.

Hank's owners have been fighting in court for five months and finally won on Wednesday.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Five things we learned in Falcons’ 23-20 win over Giants 
  2. 2 Bank garnishes single woman's savings
  3. 3 'DWTS: Juniors': Did Honey Boo Boo make it through round 3?

“It feels wonderful! It's like I can't tell you how great it is,” Hank’s owner, Jann Propp-Estimo, told KIRO.

The family said they planned on spoiling Hank.

More from AJC