Was the public support enough? Was the police and the authorities about to change the local law and allow Dan to keep his beloved Dog? Not everyone was very optimistic.
People felt sympathy towards Dan, but more than that, they felt for Diggy. Diggy was a rescue dog and rescue dogs are not like others. There is always a story behind them.
They Were Going All the Way
There was more to the petition than just helping Dan and Diggy out. The people behind it wanted the local laws in their hometown to be changed.
This would bring Dan's troubles to an end, and it would also prevent others from experiencing the heartbreak and frustration Dan did. Dan was certain about his position in a court of law.
And He Didn't Do It Alone
Dan went public and said on social media that he will go all the way if going all the way was needed. He thanked everyone for their support and added "I am not a quitter."
More than 100 thousand people signed the petition. Not only did the supporters sign the online form, but they also attended the town hall and demanded they bring Dan's matter to the table.
A Dog to the Rescue
Rescue dogs are dogs that usually go through abuse or mistreatment, which turned them into more vulnerable pets. It takes more time than usual to get them adopted, so when one finally does find a home, it must be praised.
More than three million dogs go into shelters every single year. Only half of them end up being adopted, many are euthanized so Dan's big heart and good intentions shouldn't be taken for granted. It was a life-or-death situation.
The Bad Days Were Almost Over
Dan was going through some very difficult days, however, some good luck was about to come his way. After the police and authorities went back and forth with the courts, Dan was finally about to be relieved.
The judge decided to dismiss the case. Diggy was allowed to remain at home with Dan and the sour and sad story had come to an end. The first thing Dan did, was, of course, updated his Facebook account.