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Panhandle shelter mistakenly euthanizes dog

November 1, 2013
Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a Panhandle Animal shelter say a woman's dog was mistakenly euthanized because of improper paperwork.

The Pensacola News Journal ( ) reportes Cowgirl, a Labrador retriever mix, was euthanized Aug. 30 even though its owner had been in contact with the shelter for several days.

A report by the Escambia County Human Resources Department says that an employee noted the owner's name and contact information on an identification card. But there wasn't a note on the front of the card that additional information was located on the back.

The report included recommendations on how the shelter might avoid such mistakes in the future.


Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal,



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