The city manager of the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare agency in Texas has spoken out about the recent killing of pregnant dog who was in labor. According to City Manager Jared Miller, the dog, known as G7, was killed because she had displayed aggression towards humans and animals.
The official story
According to the animal control agency, G7 had instigated a fight with a male dog at her owner’s home one day before she was taken in by the animal control agency. A person who was trying to break up the dog fight was seriously injured by the male dog. The male was removed by animal control and euthanized. The female, G7, allegedly attacked two other people at the same residence a short time later. She was also surrendered to animal control.
The public expressed outrage
G7’s euthanasia sparked a great deal of outrage from the public. Not only was the dog killed while in labor, but her puppies were euthanized as well. As reported by ABC 6 News, a group of people gathered outside of city hall on Wednesday to protest the dog’s euthanasia. The city manager stands by the agency’s decision to put the laboring dog down – Miller stated:
“according to policy and accepted veterinary medicine practices of the American Veterinary Medical Association, examples of qualification for immediate euthanasia include aggression directed at humans and of animals.”
The end of the story?
Dacia Anderson, who originally made a public Facebook post about the incident, is quoted in People Pets:
“Jared Miller, city manager, stated some new information regarding the incident that occurred with G7 leading to her surrender to AAMW. However, this raised more questions as to how this situation was handled (and mistakes made by AAMW),” Anderson said. “People are now seeking public records such as police reports, 911 calls, etc. The timeline discussed needs a lot of gaps filled in. Why was G7, who was labeled as the “aggressor” not taken into custody when the first 911 call was made? Why was this information not released before? Was proper bite protocol taken and the specimens sent for rabies testing per state law?”
What are your thoughts?
Do you believe that the animal control agency followed the proper protocol for G7 and her puppies? Please feel free to voice your concerns or thoughts in the comment section below.
Original article about the euthanasia of G7 and her puppies here.
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