Anthony Ortolani wants dog he left on a mountain to go to one of her rescuers

Last month, Anthony Ortolani insisted he wanted to retain custody of Missy, a dog he left on a mountain to die -- a prospect that spurred Facebook outcry and a petition to stop that from happening.

Now, however, he's done an about-face, saying at a news conference that he wants Missy to stay with one of her rescuers.

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