The executive director of the West Valley Humane Society, Jonathan Perry, has been fired after a family pet was put down at the facility despite the owner filing a missing pet report, KIVI-TV, Channel 6, reports.
Brenda Cameron, the board's president, confirmed Perry's dismissal to KIVI on Wednesday. The television station earlier reported that the dog's owner, Sheila Combs, said shelter personnel euthanized Bunny the dog, then told her that the dog had been adopted out.
Combs was reportedly out of town when her dog was picked up as a stray without a collar and was not microchipped.
When asked to make a statement, Perry told KIVI that the Caldwell shelter's " staff and volunteers do a great job and I will continue to keep supporting them."