Published: Jul 11, 2014 2:48 PM EDT

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- There will be no trial for the Arcadia man accused of setting Hope the dog on fire.

Larry Wallace has been declared incompetent to proceed.

Two doctors testified that Wallace suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia, and has no chance of improving.

Wallace was released, but can no longer own an animal under his conditions, and must be supervised by family for one year.

Hope has since been adopted and continues her recovery.