- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - An agreement between the city of Dyersburg and a pet owner has allowed a dog named Beau to be released from a shelter and avoid euthanasia.

According to the State Gazette (https://bit.ly/1K0aqG2 ), Beau was reunited with his owner, Danny Higgins, on Friday.

Beau, a nearly 3-year-old golden retriever-German shepherd mix, had faced euthanasia after a judge determined the dog was vicious in October. Beau is accused of killing a duck and attempting to bite a boy.

Thousands of people signed a petition to stop the euthanasia and a court battle ensued.

After months of legal wrangling, the city and Higgins reached an agreement in which Higgins pledges to remove Beau from the city and keep him outside of Dyersburg.

Higgins says he is happy to have his dog back.


Information from: State Gazette, https://www.stategazette.com

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