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Lucky pooch: Shelter dog to be adopted after ill-timed bite

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A shelter dog in Florida is getting a second chance after biting a man who stepped on him during a presentation to promote pet adoption.

Jacksonville spokeswoman Tia Ford told the Florida Times-Union the 2-year-old pit bull mix named Elvis had been quarantined for 10 days and now someone has applied to adopt him.

Elvis had been at the June 13 city council meeting as part of a plan to promote pet adoption. A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report says an audience member told officers a 63-year-old man was barreling down a crowded aisle when he became tangled in the dog’s leash and stepped on Elvis. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for stitches.

Officials still aren’t sure whether shelter animals will return to council meetings.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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