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Teen uses part of college fund to save doomed dog

Posted at 7:44 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 22:04:03-04

THORNTON, Colo -- The Chihuahua mix that was previously facing the possibility of being put down after being attacked by coyotes is getting another chance at a life.

The Adams County Animal Shelter was going to put it down because of concern over potential rabies exposure. State protocol requires the animal be euthanized or put in a 120-day quarantine.

Justine Haines, 15, saved the dog from the attack and is now adopting him and paying for the dog to be evaluated for rabies at Liberty Animal Hospital in Westminster. 

The dog will be evaluated for 77 days and Justine plans to pay for the expenses through her college fund. She decided to name her dog Chance.

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