It’s happened again – a lost pet was accidentally put down at an animal shelter. This time, the tragedy took place at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. According to Tuesday’s ABC 13 News, Cathy Foster’s two dogs, Chelsea and Diesel, escaped from their yard last Monday.
Foster made arrangements with the shelter to pick up the dogs on Friday, but when she arrived, she discovered that Chelsea had just been accidentally euthanized. Somehow, an employee at the animal shelter grabbed the wrong dog from the kennels – Chelsea paid with her life.
The shelter provided a statement to ABC 13 – a portion reads:
“As a result of this incident, the appropriate employees have been disciplined. I have ordered a review of this event and we will implement additional employee training to prevent this from happening in the future.”
KHOU News reported that Foster’s dogs were temporarily being held at her daughter’s house because her own home had burned down earlier this year. She admitted that the dogs kept getting out of the fenced yard.
The shelter has apologized for the mistake and they are “retraining” employees to ensure that a similar mistake doesn’t happen again.
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