Animal control mistakenly euthanizes family pet
POSTED: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 12:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Seven-year-old Alyssa Minton's best friend was her dog, Peanut. Her sidekick for more than five years. When her dad broke the news this afternoon that Peanut wasn't coming back, she spent most of today crying and confused.
"It's not like the end of the world or anything, but if feels pretty bad, it feels real bad. He was a family member," says Alyssa's Dad, Jonathan Minton.
Peanut went missing on Saturday. Monday, Minton's girlfriend called animal control to see if anyone found the chihuahua. Then today, a visit from animal control. A worker there euthanized Peanut over the weekend by mistake.
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