SAN ANTONIO -

Buddy the dog will be in the care of a vet while his owners go through the appeals process.

The animal was saved from euthanization after the dog's owner got a restraining order.

Now, the city says the dog will remain in the care of a vet while the owners go through the appeals process.

An attorney for 83-year-old Homer Mojica announced last week that they had reached an agreement with the city that the dog would not be euthanized until all of their appeals had been exhausted.

A judge had ordered that Buddy be euthanized for biting a girl.

The Mojicas say it was just a scratch.

The city Thursday said the dog will be turned over to a vet in order to assure public safety.