- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Orange County Board of Supervisors is debating the fate of a wolf-dog hybrid that has been slated for euthanasia and has galvanized animal advocates.

The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/1ixY6nz ) that only one supervisor stood against putting down Karma, a husky mix, at a meeting Tuesday.

Director and Chief Veterinarian Jennifer Hawkins says the dog killed at least one cat in 2012 and because of its wolf ancestry it is unknown how effective required rabies vaccinations would be. She says the dog cannot be released into the community or an animal sanctuary.

The dog underwent genetic testing when her owners were arrested and family members said the dog was part wolf. Testing suggests Karma had a wolf ancestor two or three generations back.

Nearly 300,000 people have signed an online petition to save Karma.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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