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This March 8, 2012 file photo shows Nicole Andree feeding a hamburger to her dog, Prada, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, at an animal control facility in Nashville, Tenn. Prada has been spared by a judge following an outcry from animal lovers and the acceptance of a last-ditch proposal to keep the dog alive. Andree asked a judge to spare her beloved companion if she agreed to send the animal to the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans. The dog was declared vicious and ordered to be euthanized after escaping from her home and attacking several dogs in an upscale Nashville neighborhood in January 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Lucky pooch spared from doggy death row

April 27, 2012

A mutt who sat on doggy death row for more than a year before given a reprieve is now officially free from government captivity and headed toward TV stardom. Prada, the 4-year-old pit bull mix that was ruled vicious and ordered put down, was released on Apr. 26 from Nashville's Animal Control facility, where the dog had been held since January 2011.