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Escambia Co Animal Shelter euthanizes 3rd dog by mistake

ESCAMBIA COUNTY   --  All euthanizations are on hold at the Escambia County Animal Shelter after a *Third* dog was mistakenly euthanized.

The shelter accidentally euthanized a dog in late August.
Then last Thursday a dog was put down after the owners mistakenly signed a statement of surrender -- which stated the pet could be disposed of at the shelter's discretion.
On Friday, October 25th a dog was mistakenly euthanized while in possession of the Escambia County Animal Shelter. 
Effective immediately no euthanizations will be performed without veterinary authorization. 

Additionally, Escambia County officials are working to amend policies and procedures as it pertains to the welfare of the animals and shelter efficiency.