Keller Woman Upset After Shelter Euthanizes Chihuahua

Sara Legvold says she planned to adopt a Chihuahua she saw on a rescue group’s website.  She called the the of Garland’s animal shelter, and was told to call back the next day.  When she did, “I was told they had to put it down because it was unapproachable.  That was the word they used.  She says they should have given the black, female dog more time to settle down, and says says the dog was probably just very upset because it had been in the shelter a couple of days…The city of Garland’s Jason Chessher says the dog was dangerous.  “It’s certainly not the norm for a complete behavioral change, from a docile dog to an aggressive dog.  I would never contribute that simply to a shelter environment.”  He says the dog the dog was too dangerous and tried to charge and bite officers anytime they entered the cage.

  • Carole Rogers

    Please look deeper into the Garland animal shelter..they do not allow volunteers and they still euthanize with gas! There are many citizens upset with them! This was a chihuahua, how scared could you be? Please investigate!

  • Joseph Waters

    A small defenseless, frightened, homeless chihuahua gets euthanized because it’s acting in a normal state? It was not in its normal surroundings. The owner wasn’t there to calm the normally shaking dog. What threat does a SMALL Chihuahua really make? A harmless animal was murdered for striking fear in a grown man? Where were the controls that supposedly are in place to ensure no harm comes to the employees? I believe there were controls in place as no one was injured by this so called ferocious beast. The decision to murder this canine was unprovoked and should be investigated. I call on you to find out the means to which this poor soul met it’s end.. Did they Gas it? If so, Why are they still using Gas? Is the chamber up to code? Inspections up to date? Daily insp. logs showing a good ole boy pencil whipping? I employ you to find the answers to these and so many more questions my block alone has.
    Thank you for your time.

  • Michele Lyon

    The dog was scared!! How was it being treated by shelter personnel? If the dog was acting this way it was probably provoked by handlers. I agree this shelter needs to be investigated. Not the first time I’ve heard bad things about it.

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