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Shelter director who lied about euthanized dog fired

Associated Press

CALDWELL, Idaho – A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.

KIVI-TV reports that the Board of Directors of the West Valley Humane Society fired Jonathan Perry after seeing a TV spot about the mistake.

The shelter put down Bunny the Boston terrier after the dog suffered what appeared to be seizures or strokes while at the shelter. Bunny went missing Jan. 31. The family contacted the shelter, filled out a missing dog report and then later was told Bunny had been adopted, not euthanized.

Perry was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday and later fired. When asked for a statement, he says he supports the staff and volunteers at the shelter.

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