Leadership Changes After Carson Dog Euthanized

Courtesy Nevada Appeal
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson City has changed the management in its animal services department amid outcry over a euthanized dog.

City officials tell the Nevada Appeal that Gail Radtke is no longer managing the department as of Wednesday, and an environmental health inspector is now in charge.

City Manager Larry Werner and Deputy City Manager Marena Works say the department needed to refocus.

Animal services came under fire after the death of a dog named Rollie. Owner Jeraldine Archuleta says Rollie was picked up by animal control and she tried to retrieve it from the shelter July 26.

She says she was told she'd have to pay $100 within 72 hours, but didn't have the money. The shelter then euthanized the dog.

Archuleta says she should've been given more time to pay.