Lewis Jiminez adopted Titus as an 8-month-old pet from the Austin Animal Middle in 2013, by no means imagining that destiny would pressure him to return the pup in November of 2017 over a dispute with a landlord.
On February 25, Jiminez lastly discovered new housing that allowed Pit Bulls and he was capable of undertake Titus once more. Fortunately, he hadn’t been adopted by anyone else whereas Jiminez looked for reasonably priced housing that might enable Titus to come back dwelling once more. Shelter employees, who had watched Jiminez repeatedly go to Titus throughout his keep, have been delighted to see the 2 lastly reunited for good.
In a put up on Fb, Austin Animal Middle says,
“These photos proper right here make our hearts so joyful.
Titus has been with us for 4 months. His household was compelled to give up him resulting from issues with their residence complicated, however they’ve been shifting mountains to deliver him dwelling ever since.
Titus has been stressed on the shelter and customarily having a tricky time. His household would come go to him, however we are able to’t think about the heartbreak for them or him each time they needed to go away with out him. That they had raised him from puppyhood; they have been the one household he’s ever recognized.
Yesterday was the day we’ve all been ready for. With new housing in place, Titus’ dad got here to take him dwelling. And as you possibly can see from the pictures, happiness is an understatement for this second. 😍❤️”
One in every of Jiminez’s neighbors resented sharing an residence constructing with a Pit Bull and repeatedly complained to administration. Jiminez had even resorted to strolling Titus at 4 am when no person was round. However the state of affairs got here to a head in November when Jiminez’s 10-year-old grandson took Titus for a stroll and met the problematic neighbor, the place Titus “nipped the neighbor’s finger” in accordance with TODAY. Whereas Jiminez didn’t witness the incident, he believes Titus was making an attempt to guard his grandson.
Anxious about being evicted, Jiminez did the very last thing he ever imagined – he returned Titus to the Austin Animal Middle. Throughout Jiminez’s repeated visits to Titus within the shelter, he saved promising Titus that he would come again for him in the future — he solely hoped he can be in time. Fortunately, Austin Animal Middle has a 97.9 p.c stay launch fee, so there was little probability of Titus being euthanized; the one concern was that he can be adopted earlier than Jiminez might change his dwelling state of affairs.
In late February, Jiminez and his girlfriend discovered an reasonably priced home to hire that wanted fixing up – one thing Jiminez does for a dwelling. Austin Animal Middle spokesperson Jennifer Olohan instructed TODAY:
“Titus acquired plenty of love right here on the shelter from employees and volunteers. He went on common walks, performed with toys, and acquired plenty of treats. Information of Titus’ reunion unfold by means of the shelter fairly shortly and there have been tears from everybody.”
Jiminez is immensely grateful to have Titus again. He instructed TODAY:
“Animals are our household. He’s dwelling. He’s dwelling, and he’s joyful.”
We’re so glad their story had a contented ending!