A young puppy, not yet three months of age, was killed at a Texas humane society, and now, the woman who surrendered him to the agency is angry and wants answers, reported Tuesday's My San Antonio News.
Earlier this month, the Dachshund/Chihuahua mix puppy, named "Baby George," was put down at the Humane Society of New Braunfels Area - the facility which he was surrendered to just days before his untimely demise.
The pup was surrendered by Elaine Buchhorn - her son had found the pup near his apartment complex.
Buchhorn took the puppy to the vet for a well check exam and then had to surrender him to the shelter facility because keeping him would have pushed her past the limit of allowable dogs at her residence.
According to Buchhorn, she advised the facility that she would take the puppy back, and attempt to find him a home, if he were ever in danger of losing his life.
The facility did not take the woman up on her offer to save the pup's life.
Rather than notifying her personally that Baby George was gone, Buchhorn found out about the pup's death on the shelter's Facebook page, where a comment had been posted suggesting that George had "demons," which caused him to be aggressive.
The post (which has since been removed from the page) read:
"The pup is now free; free from whatever unknown demons were causing the aggression."
The humane society insists that the puppy had exhibited aggressive tendencies on more than one occasion - they also contend that they were well within their rights to put him down because a release form had been signed.
Buchhorn is devastated at the news; she stated:
It still haunts me,
This could have been a great dog for somebody's child. That's why I tried so hard to make that dog adoptable. There was nothing wrong with that dog.
I'm living with the regret of taking him there now.”
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