Monday, November 29, 2010

Animal Care & Control Employee Terminated


FLORENCE – A Pinal County Animal Care & Control employee was terminated November 19th following an investigation into the accidental euthanasia of a dog on Monday.  Pinal County launched an investigation on Monday, on the same day that the dog was euthanized.  The dog in question was "Target," a street dog from Afghanistan who became a lifesaving hero when she thwarted an attack by a suicide bomber.  She was later brought to the US by volunteers and private donors to live in San Tan Valley with a soldier's family.


Monday's press release announcing the launch of the investigation is at


"We are continuing to look into management practices and procedures at Animal Care & Control to ensure that something like this cannot happen again," said Lisa Garcia, Assistant County Manager for Health & Human Services.