KNOX CITY, Australia — Staffordshire Bull Terrier Izzy, has made history after a court case fighting to keep her alive reached Australia’s highest court. In June 2013 Izzy was seized from her owner, Tania Isbester, following her escape from the families backyard, which resulted in her biting a woman. Shortly after, a council ruled that Izzy should be euthanized but Isbester continued to fight on.
Now almost three years and $600, 000 later, Australia’s high court in Canberra has ruled to keep the dog alive but under one condition- she must be re-homed. The two-and-a-half-year-old dog who has been locked up at the RSPCA in South Australia, was transferred to the Queensland RSPCA three months ago where they were able to provide her with proper guidance and care to rehabilitate her.
Since being in their care, the dog has been assessed as sweet and calm, and is finally ready to put the ordeal behind her. Izzy is currently in foster care and although she is not allowed to go back to the home that fought so hard to keep her alive, she is receiving a second chance at life. The dog has since been renamed Indie and the shelter reveals they renamed her to give her a fresh start. It is unclear why Izzy has not been allowed to return to the place she once called home.