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Alliance for Animals makes last minute push to save Igor

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Igor, a bull mastiff, remained at the Dane County Humane Society on Monday. Igor, a bull mastiff, remained at the Dane County Humane Society on Monday.

MADISON (WKOW) -- At the Dane County Humane Society, a bull mastiff named Igor is about to leave, one way or another.

On August 13, Igor attacked and killed another dog at Middleton park.  The city council soon after voted unanimously that he be put down.  It was the third dog he attacked in the last two years. On November 21, Dane County Judge Juan Colas agreed on the doggy death sentence.

Middleton's city attorney Matt Flemming told us the euthanasia could occur as soon as Wednesday or Thursday.

That has members of Madison-based Alliance for Animals scrambling to find a way to save Igor at the last minute.

"He's a disposable property to be euthanized, and we just think that's wrong," said the group's executive director Lynn Pauly.

Pauly said after all three attacks, Igor always went back to his owner, never to be retrained.

After the judge's ruling, though, Pauly's phone started ringing.  "Just the general public saying I'd like to put some money to go toward his rehabillitation."

She said she has a trainer picked out, as well as a no-kill shelter in Marion, Wisconsin called Happily Ever After where Igor would spend the rest of his days.

Donatiosn can be sent to the Igor Emergency Fund, set up at all Amcore Bank branches.

"The whole issue is a little bigger than just one day," said Pauly. "I think it also has to do with the fact that non-humans are considered disposable property. When it's convenient, they're disposed of. And that's what's happening right now."

Pauly said she has a goal of collecting about $6,000.  She wouldn't say how much has already been donated.  Early estimated to retrain Igor would cost from $2,000 to $5,000.  "It's just giving him a little time, and that's all we're asking for right now is just a little time."

Judge Colas considered a suggestion that Igor be allowed to be retrained, but Igor's owner Gary Lohrke doesn't have the cash to pay for that.

The next step if Pauly's plan workss would be for Lohrke's attorney Frank Medina to file an appeal.

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