O'Nell soon realized this wasn't going to be a typical drop-off. "I approached the couple and asked, 'You know that isn't a dog, right?'" O'Nell said. "They responded, 'we were wondering.'"
O'Nell quickly researched the laws in Arizona regarding wolf dog ownership. Unless you're a Native American, or you have a special permit, you can't own a wolf dog in the state. If the shelter accepted Neo, they might be under a legal obligation to report him to the authorities.