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


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

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

    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.

    KIRO 7 was there for the happy reunion.

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

    The family said they planned on spoiling Hank.

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