AUSTIN -- Neville -- the dog previously set to be euthanized after he snipped at a child at Austin Pets Alive! last month -- has been returned to the shelter until he finds his "forever home," the shelter reports.
APA! regained full legal custody of Neville Tuesday morning after the entry of an Agreed Final Order authorized his release. Before he was released, Travis County attorneys ordered various restrictions in his future adoption, including that he be placed in a home without children, that the homeowner have a $100,000 insurance policy and that Neville receive behavioral training.
"We're going to be very picky about where we goes, obviously," said APA! executive director Ellen Jefferson. "We need to make sure that we pick the perfect home for him. One that will never put him in a situation where he may end up hurting somebody. We definitely don't want that. For his sake, we want him to stay out of the lime light and have a calm, quiet life where he can just enjoy the rest of his life and be loved by somebody."
APA! credited David Escamilla, Sharon Talley and Annalynn Cox at the Travis County Attorneys Office with Tuesday's outcome, as well as support and pressure from the public.
APA! will hold a question-and-answer session for the general public regarding Neville, the Agreed Final Order and other adoption questions Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Town Lake Animal Center location.
Those interested in adopting Neville may fill out a form here.
Go here for KVUE's coverage of Neville the dog.