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Judge rules in favor of Aurelia man

Thursday, December 29, 2011

James Sak of Aurelia is pictured with his dog Snickers.
SIOUX CITY - A federal judge in Sioux City has ordered the temporary return of a service dog to his disabled owner on Wednesday.

In November, Jim Sak, a retired Chicago police officer, moved to Aurelia, with his pit bull mix, to help his ailing mother-in-law.

The issue is there's a ban on pit bulls within Aurelia city limits. The dog, "Snickers," was taken away, and Sak sued the city of Aurelia to get him back.

In federal court on Wednesday, a judge granted a preliminary injunction; meaning Sak will get his dog back until the lawsuit is over.

The court will ultimately choose whether the dog can remain in the city permanently after the suit is over.

Snickers has been in foster care in Iowa City.

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-- Posted by swheavenscent on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 4:39 PM

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