New Roads Louisiana. A hybrid wolf dog mixed German Shepherd dog named Chief who was once ordered to be put down by a judge for bad behavior will be serving his remaining days at the Louisiana State Penitentiary as a prison dog in Angola Louisiana.
Louisiana District Judge James Best on Tuesday signed an order that Chief will be employed by the state prison as a guard dog.
In April Best ordered the dog be put down due to his bad behavior after neighbors in Pointe Coupee Parish testified the dog would leave his home and scare the people in the neighborhood.
Louisiana State Penitentiary deputy warden Bruce Dodd said after he read the report of the dog going to put down asked Judge Best to reconsider the order and have the dog work at the prison. The judge then gave the order for Chief to work as a prison dog and give him a second chance of living.
News sources KPLCTV.com, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and Associated Press.