Brandie the "Death Row" Husky Gets To Go Home

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Brandie at home before being labeled a dangerous dog. The Lipsky Family

Authorities in Broward County have good news for the Lipsky family and even better news for an 11-year-old Husky named Brandie. The famous dog that's spent the last six months on death row is coming home in time for the holidays, according to the Sun Sentinel.

As it turns out, Brandie didn't need the help of Gov. Charlie Crist or even St. Nick. In the wake of the November elections, a shift in Broward County politics has given the Lipsky family something to celebrate. Even as Mayor Chip LaMarca is working to change the county's zero-tolerance dangerous dog laws, the Lipsky family has been offered a legal settlement that will send Brandie home.

"It's a very happy story," Beth Lipsky tells Paw Nation, "It's funny, my husband and I are Jewish, and on the last night of Hanukkah, we found out that Brandie would be coming home." Although the wheels of justice are still turning, Lipsky expects Brandie to be back at home by 5 p.m. Friday.

Save Brandie
The dog's owners Lon and Beth Lipsky, along with a number of other Broward County residents, have been campaigning for the release of several dogs sentenced to death for violating the county's strict one-strike-and-you're-out law. They've filed appeals, organized a 1,913 member organization called Save Brandie, helped vote an incumbent commissioners out of office, and even appealed to Florida's clemency board.

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