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Pit bull set to be euthanized by officials allowed to return home temporarily

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 19:18:05-04

A judge has ruled that a Concord, New York, family's pit bull, known as Chunk, will get a reprieve, at least for now.

The 4-year-old Pit bull will return home temporarily. The judge says the dog will then need to be returned to a kennel by Friday for further evaluation and a future assessment will be scheduled.

Chunk was removed from the Wilk family's home about a month ago, after he bit a letter carrier. Chunk's owner, Jacqueline Wilk, says the dog was leashed up outside at the time, and that the U.S. Postal Service worker came into the dog's space. 7 Eyewitness News reached out a number of times to the letter carrier to hear her side, but our calls were not returned.

A petition to save Chunk on change.org received more than 30,000 signatures.

This article was originally written by WKBW .