CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials with Carson City Animal Services say they shouldn't have euthanized a small dog whose owner couldn't pay a $100 fee within a three-day window.
The shelter is closed for adoption Tuesday through Thursday for what City Manager Larry Werner called "intensive" training on customer services and ethics.
Jeraldine Archuleta wrote a letter to the Nevada Appeal Sunday about her dog, which was picked up by animal control on Sunday. She says she tried to pick it up at the shelter the next day, but was told she needed to pay fees within a 72-hour window, and was later issued a citation for abandoning it.
Animal Services director Marena Works says the shelter was within its legal rights, but should have given Archuleta more time before euthanizing the dog.
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