Animal Care And Control Policies Questioned
An Indianapolis animal rescue group is raising concerns after a dog was nearly euthanized at the city shelter, despite having a microchip.
Judie Sloan said her 14-year-old collie mix, Buffy, got loose during a rainstorm. She searched for the dog, but said she was sure he’d be found using his microchip.
Days later, volunteers with rescue group reTails Indy were pulling animals out of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control when they found Buffy and identified the dog using his microchip, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reported.
“It was slated to die on Monday,” said Maureen Owen who works at Allisonville Animal Hospital and volunteers with the rescue group.
IACC Administrator Teri Kendrick admitted that workers made a mistake and failed to scan the dog for a microchip upon arrival, as is protocol.
But she stressed that the dog would have been scanned just before being euthanized.