A Guilford dog who has been in animal control lockup for nearly two years and set to be euthanized has been given a second chance at life.
David Young, who adopted the dog Simon in 2011, said Simon was seized by Guilford Animal Control after biting a boy in 2017.
Young claims the boy was trespassing in his backyard and startled Simon.
Simon was set to be euthanized, prompting Young to set off on a years-long campaign to save Simon, appealing to both town officials and Department of Agriculture. Young said his attorney reached out to the town’s attorney and came to an agreement that would allow Simon to be released if he was sent out of state.
Guilford police confirmed animal control released Simon to an organization called the Devoted Friends Animal Society, Inc. Simon will be taken to Michigan and placed in a loving home.
“the most important thing was Simon’s life. He’s been in jail for two years. He’s 9 years old so you know the important thing was getting him out so that’s what we did. Unfortunately he didn’t come back to us,” Young said.