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Pregnant dog put down one day after she was surrendered and rescue was coming

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According to Tuesday's WUSA 9 News, a pregnant dog, who was surrendered to the Prince George County Animal Control in Md., was put down just a day after her family relinquished ownership, and hours before a rescue agency was scheduled to pull her to safety.

The facility stated that the dog's destruction can be blamed on a paperwork error - someone forgot to indicate on the dog's file that help was on the way.

The rescue agency's volunteer, Lisa Marie Czop, said:

It's hard to stomach that it wasn't just the life of her, it was the life of however many puppies were in her, and she was pretty far along,"

The young dog had more going against her than just a paperwork oversight...space constraints and her condition (being pregnant) were also contributing factors.

According to the publication, nearly half of all animals taken in at this facility are destroyed.

Via email, a county spokesperson advised WUSA 9 News that the mistake will not be made again.

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