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Nala and Bugger reunited with Owners

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Two dogs that were set to be put down for killing show pigs have now been reunited with their families.

Nala and Bugger spent several months in a Michigan kennel. Their owners say the were finally able to settle the case with the pigs' owner - and take their dogs home.

The dogs were being held based on a Michigan dog law from 1919, which requires dogs that injure or kill livestock to be destroyed.

It's been close to a year since Nala and Bugger have been pampered with a proper grooming, but today is their lucky day.

High Point grooming is giving them a makeover and this one's on the house. Janni Juhasz is one of the owners of the dogs. She tells 13abc, "I am elated. I don't know what else to say. I am so glad they are home and safe, and we did it."

The kind gestures don't end with free grooming. A local business put up $4,000 to get the dogs released from the dog warden. "We had a very generous supporter from a company called power recruiting bud love and he donated almost all the money it took to get them out of jail."

Nala and Bugger spent last night at home reunited with the ones who love them the most.

Katalin Juhasz is also an owner of the dogs. She tells 13abc, "When we put them in the car ...it was like a freedom ride ..they had their heads out the window..they were just having a good ole time." Janni tells 13abc, "There's a little pillow that always sat next to my side on the bed he he would lay his head on...and it stayed there the entire time...and he used his pillow last night he brought up his bone and laid next to me they fell right back into their routine."

Now Nala and Bugger have someone else to love. Their owner Katalin just gave birth to a little girl on Good Friday.

She tells 13abc, "It's been like the most amazing week...my daughter came home...my dogs came home...it's just really good."

Today's cleansing bath represents a new beginning for Nala and Bugger. Only this time, an invisible fence will keep them from wandering too far from home.
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