A hearing to determine the fate of Buddy the dog was canceled Friday after the dog’s owners and the city reached an agreement to keep the dog from being euthanized.

Friday’s hearing was to decide whether a temporary restraining order obtained by Homer Mojica, the dog’s owner, would be changed to a temporary injunction.

In December the restraining order was issued stopping the dog’s euthanization. He was to be put down after allegedly biting or scratching a little girl in November 2013.

The attorney for the Mojica family said the family was happy about Friday’s move.

“They are thrilled that Buddy has some more time,” said attorney Michelle Maloney. “This has been unbelievably stressful for them.”

Maloney said they still plan to appeal the case. In the meantime, Buddy will remain in the custody of Animal Care Services.

“Our hope is that he would be released to the family or that he would be allowed to go to maybe a sanctuary or a rescue or even a veterinary office where we can see him,” Maloney said.

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