Diggy was adopted from Detroit Dog Rescue in June by his new dad, Dan Tillery of Michigan. Not long after, however, he was thrust into the middle of a legal battle for the right to stay in his new forever home.
As it turns out, Tillery's hometown of Waterford Township has breed-specific legislation (BSL) on the books - ordinances prohibiting pit bulls from living in the community. After seeing Diggy's viral pic, police determined that he was of that banned breed and therefore had to go.
Tillery wouldn't be parted from Diggy that easily. He, along with Detroit Dog Rescue, contended that the dog wasn't a pit bull, but rather an American bulldog. A vet later determined that to be true.
Presented with that, a court this week decided to drop the case. Diggy could stay!