Warden Put on Leave After Euthenizing Wrong Dog

Shelter mistakenly put wrong dog up for adoption instead

By Rosie Powers
|  Friday, Jul 29, 2011  |  Updated 1:54 PM CDT
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Warden Put on Leave After Euthenizing Wrong Dog

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The warden of the Kendall County animal control department was put on administrative leave Friday after admitting she mixed up the euthanasia and adoption of two dogs.

The warden, Chirstine Johnson, was put on leave after a dog that was originally ordered to be euthanized was adopted by a new family by mistake, according to the Chicago Tribune.

As a result of the mix-up, another dog was euthanized. Both dogs were bull mastiffs and looked alike.

The mastiff that was supposed to have been euthanized had bitten a 6-year-old boy at the county animal shelter about a month ago.

The shelter is currently looking into getting the adopted dog back from the family.

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