Cesar Millan might not be charged with animal cruelty after all.
The same video that landed "Dog Whisperer" Millan in trouble could be the very thing that is used to ensure his good name remained intact.
According to TMZ sources, the L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control is in the process of wrapping up its investigation, and believes the video is proof enough that Millan did not mean to harm the pig. In fact, it shows the dog trainer taking immediate actions to save the pig.
However, the investigators have concluded that Millan was negligent and they believe "it's best handled with a conversation urging corrective action rather than filing animal cruelty charges," reported TMZ.
Millan landed in hot water after a video that aired Feb. 26 on "Cesar 911" showed a French bulldog terrier mix called Simon biting a pig during a training session. Simon had killed two pigs in the past, and many viewers felt Millan was intentionally putting the pig in danger.
A petition on Change.org that garnered 10,000 signatures called Millan's actions inhuman, stating that Millan used the pig for entertainment purposes.
Nat Geo WILD, on which Millan's "Cesar 911" airs, stood by Millan and said in a statement that Millan and his pack were able to help Simon control his aggression.
"It is important to clarify that Cesar took precautions, such as putting Simon on a long lead to assess his behaviour, making initial corrections and removing the leash," Nat Geo WILD said, according to The Wrap. "The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress."