Officials in Louisiana have negotiated a deal with a local family in order to keep their pet nutria, named Neuty, in the state. This agreement follows a dispute between the family and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which sought to have the animal removed from their home.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had initially declared Neuty to be an illegal pet and had ordered the family to remove him from their residence. However, the family refused to comply with the ruling, citing the animal’s age and health concerns.
In response, the department worked out an arrangement with the family to keep Neuty in their home, provided that the animal is not allowed to roam freely and is kept in a secure enclosure. The department also stipulated that the family must adhere to certain regulations regarding the pet’s care and maintenance.
The family has agreed to these conditions and is currently taking steps to ensure that Neuty’s enclosure meets the department’s requirements. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is satisfied with the outcome and is confident that Neuty will remain in the state.
The resolution of this situation brings to a close an ordeal that has been ongoing since October of last year. The family is relieved that Neuty will be able to remain in their home, and the department is pleased with the outcome. This agreement serves as an example of how officials can work with citizens to come to an amicable resolution.