CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A pit bull named Hank that was wrongfully blamed for killing livestock last year is now free.

KIRO-TV reports that a Thurston County judge on Wednesday voided a Lewis County euthanasia order and ordered that Hank be released to his adoptive Centralia, Washington family.

Even though witnesses said the pit bull that killed the livestock was not Hank, a Lewis County judge ruled Hank a dangerous dog and directed he be put down.

Hank's owners have been fighting in court for five months and finally won on Wednesday.

Owner Jann Propp-Estimo said: "It feels wonderful! It's like I can't tell you how great it is!"

The family said they planned to spoil Hank.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html