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Blue’s compromise

Last month, I wrote about Blue, an elderly Australian Cattle Dog who was facing an uncertain future in Elephant Butte, New Mexico.

This week, it was announced that the town officials had reached a compromise with Blue’s nominated owners (Blue was abandoned early in life and formed connections with some residents more than others).

Blue will be exempt from the city’s leash law, but his owners will need to keep him contained on their commercial property through the use of an electric fence.

Read more about Blue’s compromise here in the New York Times.

Community, officials at odds over free-roaming dog

Blue the dog doesn’t have a home. And he apparently doesn’t want one. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned dog house.

He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his free-wheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico’s lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as a puppy a decade ago.

Read the full story in The Daily Times.