An Orange County judge has saved the life of Karma the husky.
Wednesday’s ruling wrapped up an intense battle between animal-rights activists and OC Animal Care, which had impounded the dog after her owner was arrested on domestic violence charges in May.
After finding Karma in Joshua Ogle’s apartment, authorities were told that she came from a wolf-dog breeder. A UC Davis test revealed that the animal had a wolf ancestor two or three generations ago. Ogle’s family said the husky was gentle.
According to Karma’s advocates, an OC Animal Care hearing officer had determined shortly after her “arrest” that the dog was not vicious. But Dr. Jennifer Hawkins, the center’s director and chief veterinarian, decided to euthanize the husky.
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