People called the police on this guy after he uploaded this picture of himself with his pet dog.
The entire controversy started after people saw the picture and were enraged as there was a ban on having pit bulls.
The owner, Dan, fought back and made a very clear and precise statement saying that Diggy is not actually a pit bull, though his looks might convince people otherwise. “My lawyer and I are going to do everything possible to make sure Diggy stays in his home with us, his family.” he wrote. “Thanks for all of your support, guys. I’m not a quitter.”
However, Diggy’s matter remained uncertain for some time.
Even after the matter reached court, Diggy’s status remained unclear. But, to his support came dozens of people who even signed petitions asking officials to lift the ban and let Diggy stay happy and in peace.
And soon, things turned around.
“People had really invested their emotions into this story, and it’s beautiful to see so many people care about rescue dogs,” said Kristina Rinaldi, the director of the Detroit Dog Rescue. After a long struggle, they got good news: charges were dismissed in the 51st District Court, stating that Diggy could live with the owner.
Celebrating the victory, Dan wrote in a Facebook post “We get to keep our boy”, “He’s a good boy.” After so much struggle Dan and Megan, at last, managed to give Diggy the life he deserved. A happy life. Following this incident, the township also changed its policies regarding pit bulls and lifted the ban.