The idiot who killed the dog is someone I would personally love to horsewhip, but the army sergeant who adopted the dog is partially to blame. He did not license the dog nor get a microchip for it, either of which would have quickly identified the dog to the shelter and saved its life.
An employee at the Pinal County facility was today on administrative leave after euthanizing the shepherd mix by mistake.
'When it comes to euthanizing an animal, there are some clear-cut procedures to follow,' said Ruth Stalter, director of the Animal Care And Control centre.
'Based on my preliminary investigation, our employee did not follow those procedures.'
Dogs are such loving, loyal and trusting animals, and often we simply do not deserve them.