It took four months, but Lewis Jimenez was finally reunited with his beloved dog, Titus, after he was forced to give him up.
Lewis had to bring Titus back to Austin Animal Center, the shelter where he had adopted him as a puppy, after he was told he couldn’t keep the Pit bull in the apartment where he lived. If he didn’t get rid of the dog, he would be evicted.
Lewis didn’t have another place to stay and he didn’t have anyone who could look after Titus so he brought Titus to the shelter.
Although he told the shelter staff he would be back for Titus, the staff were skeptical, because it is something they hear often from owners and they just don’t carry through. But Lewis and his family came back as soon as they could, and Austin Animal Center shared the happy day on Facebook and made sure a photographer was there to take photos of the happy reunion.
The shelter writes:
“These pictures right here make our hearts so happy.
“Titus has been with us for 4 months. His family was forced to surrender him due to problems with their apartment complex, but they’ve been moving mountains to bring him home ever since.”
“Titus has been stressed out at the shelter and generally having a tough time. His family would come visit him, but we can’t imagine the heartbreak for them or him every time they had to leave without him. They had raised him from puppyhood; they were the only family he’s ever known.”
“Yesterday was the day we’ve all been waiting for. With new housing in place, Titus’ dad came to take him home. And as you can see from the photos, happiness is an understatement for this moment.”
It’s wonderful to see these two reunited and so happy. Thank goodness Lewis was able to find a pet-friendly home so that the two can again be a family!