It has been a long, and very tough week, for a Galveston County Great Dane named Nina (AKA Fine Wine); but today a Galveston judge awarded her custody to the Lexus Project who will soon turn over Nina’s custody to the Great Dane Rescue of SouthEast Texas (GDRST).
The Lexus Project had gained temporary custody of Nina on Monday and transferred her to their vet where she underwent a complete physical workup. Nina was given a complete set of x-rays that came back negative for any fractures. There is still no word from officials on the pending abuse case against the Animal Control officer (ACO), which allegedly abused Nina.
Nina is still under 10-day quarantine, after she bit a vet tech at the Scott Veterinarian Clinic, and bit her handler from the GDRST, Judy Jones, while she was transferring Nina from the Scott Clinic to their Houston vet clinic. The bites were superficial but she must remain at the Houston clinic until the 10-days. After the 10-day-hold, the GDRST will transfer her to a dog trainer that will help her regain the trust in humans she now lacks.
The Galveston County Animal Resource Center, which is the shelter Nina, was initially taken to by the ACO, has been the subject of another cruelty investigation since July of this year.
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