A Carson City, Nev, dog owner, whose dog was killed at an animal control facility this past July, will receive a large settlement from the city, reported Sunday's Reno Gazette-Journal.
City supervisors approved a $41,500 settlement to be paid to the dog's guardian, Jeraldine Archuleta, as long as she agrees to not pursue legal action against the city.
Archuleta's dog, "Rollie," a Shih Tzu, was destroyed at the Carson City, Nev., Animal Services facility, just five days after being picked up by animal control.
Archuleta discovered that Rollie had been impounded but she was unable to immediately pay the $100 fee which would have ensured her dog's release.
Archuleta requested more time to secure the funds for Rollie's release, but the small dog was put down as soon as the stray hold was up.
Following Rollie's death, Animal Services director Marena Works had stated:
While it was within our legal right,
there is no doubt that we should have let more time go by so that we had a chance to rectify the situation.
Archuleta's lawyer, Cal Dunlap, released a statement which indicated that he and his client were pleased with the city's decision, stating that they had "accomplished (their) goals."
Prior story about this incident here.
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