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Girl says canine mistakenly euthanized

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A household’s canine was mistakenly euthanized after being put within the care of a Philadelphia animal shelter. Now, they’re demanding solutions.

Philadelphia police positioned the canine named Saint at Animal Care and Management Group, or ACCT Philly. On Monday, ACCT admits it made a number of errors that led to Saint being euthanized. Saint’s household is now reeling from the loss.

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“I used to be screaming, I used to be crying, and I didn’t perceive,” Tiffany Lavelle, of Bridesburg, stated.

Lavelle is looking for solutions after she says her 5-year-old pit bull named Saint was mistakenly euthanized at ACCT Philly.

“I believed they had been taking good care of him,” she stated.

Lavelle says the tragic mistake occurred after her ex-boyfriend was pulled over by police on Aug. four in Port Richmond with Saint within the automotive.

Lavelle was at work on the time. However she says police put Saint in a Ok-9 automobile and despatched him to ACCT Philly as a result of her ex-boyfriend was discovered to have a parole violation.

At ACCT Philly, a employee used a steel management pole to carry Saint inside as an alternative of a leash.

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“Based mostly on his habits that was reported to us, in addition to the habits workers noticed, he was introduced into our constructing on a management pole,” stated Sarah Barnett with ACCT Philly.

Barnett says in some unspecified time in the future, Saint bit the pole and broke his jaw.

Lavelle says her ex-boyfriend didn’t know till coming by later that day to attempt to choose up Saint.

“He wanted to have proof that he was going to a vet with Saint earlier than they might launch him. He didn’t. How would he have proof? He didn’t know, no person even advised him. Saint was fully wholesome when he dropped him off,” Lavelle stated.

“We had a dialog with him. He didn’t take the canine at the moment,” Barnett stated.

ACCT Philly admits follow-up conversations between ACCT and Saint’s homeowners had been by no means documented. Saint was euthanized later that day at ACCT Philly.

“I really feel dangerous as a result of he died alone,” Lavelle stated.

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ACTT Philly says they’re now reviewing their insurance policies with workers to ensure this by no means occurs once more.


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