Protesters speak out against Carson City Animal Services

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Updated: 8/09/2013 3:53 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- 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.
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NVWatch Dog - 8/10/2013 6:56 PM
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Carson City is managed by idiots. She should sue the city and the person who killed the dog needs to be FIRED. If not, the manager of that person must be fired. Also, look for news of Carson City being sued for abusing the Dept. of Alternative Sentencing by charging "pre trial" defendants who were not "probationers" and DAS never had jurisdiction - until July 2013 pursuant to SB101. What this means is thousands of people can sue Carson City under title 42 section 1983 of the US code. They acted under the color of law and deprived people who were never convicted of a crime their rights and money. Many people were subject to 4th amendment violations and DAS issued warrants illegally. DAS lost immunity by acting outside its jurisdiction and there is clearly a pattern of practice. Additional it amounts to a RICO (racketeering)operation run by the Carson City, Douglas Co. and other counties including Washoe. Look for the press release next week after the case is filed in the Reno federal court and served on Carson City DA Neil Rombardo.

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