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Published On: Wed, Jun 6th, 2018

Dog Euthanized While In Labor At Animal Shelter, Sparks Outrage

AMARILLO, Texas – Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare is under fire after a volunteer took her concerns to social media.

Dacia Anderson is a dedicated volunteer at both the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare.

But after a recent incident, she’s been asked to take a step back from her work.

“I felt disgusted, I felt horrified, I felt like if this was okay then what’s not okay,” said Anderson.

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On May 10, she saw a dog had given birth to a puppy at the animal shelter. She then alerted staff members to get the dog a whelping box.

“I thought everything was handled and a little while later I came back in and I had been in the building back and forth all day and was met with resistance at the door,” said Anderson. “That’s when I noticed they were collecting the mother from the kennel.”

The dog had been put down.

“She had been euthanized while in labor,” said Anderson. “Not before, not after, but during.”

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