The five-month long fight to save Charlie, a pit bull, from being destroyed, is over.
According to Friday's San Francisco Gate, officials have determined that he will not have to be put down, following an attack to a U.S. Park Police horse in San Francisco, Calif., this past August.
For months, Charlie's owner, David Gizzarelli, has been battling the city of San Francisco in both state and federal court, to spare the dog's life.
Though Charlie has been given a life-saving reprieve, he will not be allowed to live with his owner in the future. According to the report, Charlie will instead be placed with "a qualified third-party rehabilitation center or sanctuary."
Charlie's ordeal began back on August 6, the day that he was enjoying off-leash play time with his owner at the Golden Gate National Parks and Recreation area.
During that time, a park police officer entered the area on a horse named "Stoney," and shortly thereafter, Charlie began to bark, and subsequently, chase and attack, the horse.
Following the park incident, Charlie was seized and taken to San Francisco's animal care facility where he was deemed "vicious," and declared to be a dangerous dog.
Since that time, Gizzarelli waged a public campaign to help save Charlie from certain death.
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