Adopted Dog Euthanized Before New Owners Can Pick Her Up


Written by: Phil Monahan

When Austin Rhoades showed up at the Cleveland Animal Shelter on Monday—excited to pick up Delilah, a Labrador retriever he had adopted on Friday—he was confused when shelter workers brought out a different dog. Then they saw that Delilah’s pen was empty.


“We asked them had they put our dog down and they said yes,” Rhoades said.

This is just the kind of story to galvanize the no-kill movement. An organization called Cleveland for a No Kill City was formed in May, but it has already documented several situations in which the wrong animal has been euthanized.

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Delilah was just about to go to a new, loving home
when she was tragically euthanized.

photo courtesy wrcbtv.com

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