CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control admits a huge mistake by euthanizing two dogs that were supposed to go home to their family.
Now the dogs’ owner says he plans to file a lawsuit.
Ralow and Deuce got out of their backyard. Animal control picked them up and told the family they could get the dogs back after they fixed the fence the dogs crawled through.
But when they went to pick Ralow and Deuce up they’d been euthanized.
Owner Will Harlee says animal control needs to pay.
“At least that will put an impression on them that we have to be held accountable for our mistakes,” Harlee said. “I’m held accountable for my mistakes and everybody else is, so they can’t just get away with it by saying ‘I’m sorry.’ Everybody is sorry when they get caught, but you have to do more than be sorry.”
Harlee says animal control approved their fence three days after the dogs were killed. He says that shows one hand didn’t know what the other was doing.
Animal control is going through paperwork and talking to employees to determine where it went wrong.