A heartbreaking death, blamed on a "bookkeeping" error, has resulted in the death of a dog in Escambia County, Fla., reported Tuesday's Pensacola News Journal.
A three-year-old Labrador retriever mix named "Cowgirl," met with an untimely demise at the Escambia County Animal Shelter, where she was kenneled after slipping away from her owner's home.
Though Cowgirl's guardian, Danielle Riggens, had located her dog, and notified the shelter staff that she was coming to retrieve her, a missing arrow on Cowgirl's intake card allowed for the young dog to accidentally be led for one last walk to the room at the facility where her life was prematurely ended.
Following Cowgirl's tragic death, Riggens, and her roommate, Brittany Ann Meade, are hoping that changes can be implemented at the facility to help prevent something like this from happening to another dog and their loving owners.
The life and death of an animal should not be as simple as turning over a piece of paper,
There’s nothing we can do to bring her back, but we just want to get her story out there,”
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