City Took Her Lovable Dog Away Who Was Deemed “Dangerous.” 2 Years Later, She Finally Got Her Back

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MacKenzie Witbracht and her dog, Malice, are the best of friends. So you can imagine her heartbreak when animal control officers came to take her beloved furbaby away. They deemed the dog “dangerous” after responding to a call, without any physical evidence.

Malice was taken into custody of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, where she was kept in a kennel for the next two years.

MacKenzie Witbracht

MacKenzie Witbracht

Last month, an Iowa District Court Judge ruled the city didn’t have enough evidence to keep a dog who hasn’t been proven dangerous.

MacKenzie Witbracht

MacKenzie Witbracht

During their time apart, Witbracht wasn’t even allowed to see a picture of her dog. Her two daughters, 5 and 7, were devastated without their pup. They cried themselves to sleep every night, asking when she was coming home.

MacKenzie Witbracht

MacKenzie Witbracht

Witbracht was nervous that Malice wouldn’t remember her but as she sat on the floor waiting to see her, Malice ran right up to her and gave her a ton of kisses.

MacKenzie Witbracht

MacKenzie Witbracht

Watch their reunion in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.