CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Protesters lined a Carson City street this morning to speak out about what they are calling inhumane practices by Carson City Animal Services.
This protest was sparked after a woman's dog was recovered by Animal Services and put down because she couldn't afford the fees to reclaim her dog. It's sparked a lot of debate here in northern Nevada, and across the globe.
"I'm hoping that this doesn't happen to another dog," says Korinna Archuleta, whose family dog was euthanized earlier this week after being picked up by Animal Services. "We couldn't come up with the fees. We asked them to hold our dog for three days."
News 4 took a tour of the shelter on Friday, but staff inside were hesitant to speak on camera after the events that have unfolded. Earlier this week, Animal Services Director Maren Works did say they were within their legal rights to euthanize the dog, but admitted they should've given the owner more time to come up with the money.
As for Archuleta, she and her family are left to fill a space now left empty in their hearts.
"There was no reason for them to do this," Archuleta says.
Earlier this week, News 4 spoke with city officials who say they will be implementing changes on Monday to the way the shelter operates.