January 29, 1994 |
A dog sentenced to die after it injured a child won a pardon Friday from Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, but can never return to New Jersey. Whitman decreed that Taro, a 110-pound Akita, be exiled from the state and have new owners. The dog's present owners, Lonnie and Sandy Lehrer of Haworth, N.J., have 30 days to agree to the terms. "I am delighted that we have saved Taro's life," Lonnie Lehrer said in a statement released by the Animal Rights Law Center of the Rutgers Law School.