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City, dog owner come to agreement: dogs will be saved

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A Fort Worth woman came to a reluctant agreement with city officials Tuesday in order to save her two pit bulls from being euthanized.

Rana Soluri's two pets, Lilo and Stitch, were deemed dangerous by a municipal judge in September because a neighbor said they broke through a back fence and chased her into her home.

The judge ordered Soluri to meet several requirements within 15 days, including muzzling and leashing the dogs any time they were outside, making them wear special fluorescent collars at all times, paying a $500 fee per dog to register them with the city, and carrying $100,000 per dog in homeowner's insurance.

Soluri fought back, saying there was no proof other than the neighbor's word that the dogs acted aggressively.

City officials seized the animals after the 15-day waiting period and were prepared to euthanize them. Soluri filed a lawsuit against the city, saying her constitutional rights were violated by the city's court process.

Today in court, Soluri and her attorney agreed to drop the lawsuit. In return, the city will give her an additional 15 days to meet the requirements. Animal control officers will visit her home to make sure the order is in place before letting Lilo and Stitch go back home.

Soluri told FOX 4's Lari Barager she isn't entirely happy with the agreement, but followed the attorney's advice so she could save her dogs.

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