CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Carson City Animal Services is facing a possible lawsuit after euthanizing a woman's dog when she couldn't pay the fees to recover it from the pound. The shelter is taking fire from critics across Northern Nevada and the globe for the decision.
Officials say they are in the process of making policy changes to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Jeraldine Archuleta lost her dog, and couldn't pay the $100 fee to get it back within 72 hours. The dog became the property of animal services. City officials say the dog was ruled to be unadoptable because of medical issues and then was put down.
City Manager Larry Werner tells News 4 Attorney Cal Dunlap will be representing Archuleta in this lawsuit which is yet to officially be filed.