UPDATE: Former Animal Control employee talks about improper euthanizations

Published: Apr. 25, 2014 at 5:44 PM CDT
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Amarillo, TX - A former employee of animal control came forward Friday saying she witnessed improper euthanizations on a daily basis.

She alleges cats were never given a sedation drug, nor were puppies. She also explained the cats and puppies aren't always given an inter-cardial shot or a shot to the heart, meaning they do not die instantaneously.

Dr. Dusty Demere explained to us that this means the dog is forced to absorb the acidic drug in its body until it dies.

In Texas law there is a section of the code that says they can give the kill shot within the chest cavity of the animal without sedation if they give three to four times the lethal amount.

However, as previously mentioned by an animal control officer at Amarillo's Animal Control meeting on Monday the shelter has no scales, so they would have no accurate way of performing that procedure.