(Las Vegas, NV)  —  The dog that killed a one-year-old Henderson boy has been granted a stay of execution by the Nevada Supreme Court.  A temporary order prevents animal control officials from putting down “Onion” until a lower court judge rules on the issue.

An animal rights group wants to place the dog in an animal sanctuary, but Henderson officials say the boy’s grandmother signed over ownership of the dog.

Onion, a six-year old Mastiff-Rhodesian Ridgeback attacked and killed one-year old Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan last month after the boy tugged on the dog during the child’s birthday party. Family member say the dog had never shown signs of agressive behavior.

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