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Court to decide fate of pit bull that bit officer

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PRINCETON (WVVA) – A pit bull owner whose dog was ordered killed after it bit an animal control officer was in court Wednesday in an attempt to have her pet returned to her.

In March, Randall Thompson, the City of Bluefield's Animal Control Officer, was bit by a pit bull and the dog was ordered to be put down by the Municipal Court.

On Wednesday, the dog's owner -- Estella Robinson -- was appealing the decision. The defense does not think the municipal court has the authority to make the ruling.

Robinson says the incident was an accident and all she wants is her dog to be home with her.

"He's got a birthday coming up on September 11 and I want him to be home with me," Robinson said. "My birthday just passed, he wasn't there and it wasn't the same because for the past four years it's been me and him and I want us to be together on his birthday. That's what I'm hoping for."

Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler heard the case and said he should have a ruling on the matter next week.

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