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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Woman outraged when dog put down after 30 minutes at shelter

Posted at 11:52 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 17:57:49-05
A valley woman is outraged after the Animal Foundation put down her dog after 30 minutes of being at the shelter Sunday morning.
Michelle Smith's dog named Trouble was picked up by Animal Control after it got loose and was hit by a car.
Animal Control saw that the dog had no collar and no microchip so they brought him to Lied Animal Shelter.
When Smith went to the shelter, she was told her dog had a broken leg and was suffering from being hit by a car.
Smith says she requested to see a picture of her dog after he was found.
"They kept using the word suffering, suffering, suffering and I'm looking at this photo like my dog is standing on all four legs like my dog is fine!"
The staff at Lied Animal Control ultimately decided Trouble was suffering and that he needed to be put down due to his broken leg and injury on his muzzle. So nearly 30 minutes after arriving at the shelter, he was euthanized.
"Is my dog going to die from a broken leg?" she asked. "Are you freaking kidding me?"
The Animal Foundation tells 13 Action News it was not an easy decision.