He Thought He Brought Home A Puppy, But Later Realized It Was Something Else.
Time For A New Defense
It would seem that Neo's family needed to turn up the notch on security a little bit. They needed to make it so their crazy Neo couldn't bother the neighbors every day, so they built a fence that was much taller and quite a bit stronger. Even though it was pretty expensive, the fence seemed like the answer to their prayers, so they put it up.
Why Even Bother?
Of course, the fence wasn't going to hold Neo back. In fact, it was more like a new, fun challenge. Neo wasted no time and started chewing right through the brand new fence his family put up. His jaw power was absolutely incredible! With that pesky fence problem out of the way, Neo was able to go see his friends again. Everyone was kind of over the escape artist, and they knew something needed to change.
Nothing Seems To Be Working
The neighbors ran out of options, and the next time Neo escaped they called the local animal shelter. The family took Neo to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in hopes of getting some professional advice, and maybe even a place for Neo to stay until his owner returned home. When the CEO of the shelter, Maureen O'Nell, met Neo, she had news that shocked everyone in Neo's life.
Neo Wasn't A Dog After All
O'Nell immediately walked up to Neo and his owners. "You know that's not a dog, right?," she said. Because of Neo's beautiful, yet specific, markings (he was skinny but powerful, he had a rough coat, and beautiful amber eyes), and the fact that he avoided most humans, Maureen knew right away what Neo was. And he was not a dog. Neo was a wolf! No one seemed to be too surprised when they heard, but it did create a problem for everyone involved, especially Neo.
No Wolves Allowed
It appeared that Arizona state law indicated that no one could legally own a wolf, unless they were of Native American descent, or they obtained a special permit. Unfortunately, the shelter couldn't even take Neo in without having to report him to the proper authorities. And that meant that Neo would probably be put down. Neo's family wasn't going to let that happen, so they had to quickly figure something else out.
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