An animal rescue center says a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola only to discover that authorities had killed her dog as she battled for her life has adopted a new pet.

When the news broke that Spanish officials planned to euthanize nursing aide Teresa Romero's dog Excalibur in a bid to stop the spread of Ebola, protesters chanting "Assassins!" demonstrated outside her apartment complex in a vain attempt to save the dog's life.

Romero's husband, Javier Limon, described Excalibur as "the son we never had," and insisted officials missed an opportunity to study whether Ebola can be transmitted by dogs.

The Cipa rescue center said "Alma is adopted" on its Facebook page Saturday, adding "this gorgeous dog has found a home, thank you Teresa and Javier for adopting her."

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