Lewis Jiminez adopted Titus as an 8-month-old pet from the Austin Animal Heart 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 may permit Titus to come back dwelling once more. Shelter workers, who had watched Jiminez repeatedly go to Titus throughout his keep, had been delighted to see the 2 lastly reunited for good.
In a submit on Fb, Austin Animal Heart says,
“These footage proper right here make our hearts so comfortable.
Titus has been with us for 4 months. His household was compelled to give up him as a consequence of issues with their condominium complicated, however they’ve been transferring mountains to carry him dwelling ever since.
Titus has been wired on the shelter and usually having a tricky time. His household would come go to him, however we will’t think about the heartbreak for them or him each time they needed to go away with out him. They’d raised him from puppyhood; they had 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 all Jiminez’s neighbors resented sharing an condominium constructing with a Pit Bull and repeatedly complained to administration. Jiminez had even resorted to strolling Titus at 4 am when no one was round. However the scenario 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 response to TODAY. Whereas Jiminez didn’t witness the incident, he believes Titus was making an attempt to guard his grandson.
Fearful about being evicted, Jiminez did the very last thing he ever imagined – he returned Titus to the Austin Animal Heart. 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 could be in time. Fortunately, Austin Animal Heart has a 97.9 p.c dwell launch charge, so there was little likelihood of Titus being euthanized; the one concern was that he could be adopted earlier than Jiminez might change his residing scenario.
In late February, Jiminez and his girlfriend discovered an reasonably priced home to lease that wanted fixing up – one thing Jiminez does for a residing. Austin Animal Heart spokesperson Jennifer Olohan advised TODAY:
“Titus received numerous love right here on the shelter from workers and volunteers. He went on common walks, performed with toys, and received numerous treats. Information of Titus’ reunion unfold via the shelter fairly rapidly and there have been tears from everybody.”
Jiminez is immensely grateful to have Titus again. He advised TODAY:
“Animals are our household. He’s dwelling. He’s dwelling, and he’s comfortable.”
We’re so glad their story had a cheerful ending!