Addison Shelter Sends Pup at Heart of Custody Battle Home With Austin Couple - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Addison Shelter Sends Pup at Heart of Custody Battle Home With Austin Couple

The Corgi Chihuahua mix got loose while in town with his owner for Thanksgiving



    Microchip Mix-Up Leads to Battle Over Pup in Addison Shelter

    An Austin couple went to pick up their lost dog at a Dallas County animal shelter, only to learn the dog had a second microchip -- one registered to a different owner from more then two years ago. Now, that original owner wants the dog back. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018)

    A judge has sided with a couple from Austin, after a dispute involving their dog, while the pair was in town for Thanksgiving, according to NBC 5's media partner KRLD.

    John Baxa and his boyfriend, Keller Davis, were in Addison visiting Davis' parents for Thanksgiving, according to The Dallas Morning News, when their corgi-Chihuahua mix, Wiley, got loose.

    The couple adopted Wiley in Austin, where the shelter had apparently made a mistake in registering his microchip, so all of Baxa's adoption paperwork has a 14-digit chip number instead of the standard 15. The Addison scanner picked up the original owners' 15-digit code.

    Addison has offered Wiley's previous owner, a single mom in Austin, free adoption of any other animal in the city's custody, according to an Addison spokesperson.

    Read more from our media partner The Dallas Morning News.

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