The Tsougarakis family was relieved when they found their lost dog at an animal shelter, but were then completely heart broken to find out their pit bull was mistakenly euthanized.
The one-and-a-half year old pit bill ran away on Saturday, and he was found at the Mesquite Animal Shelter on Wednesday. There were no tags or any identification on the dog.
The family went to pick their dog up at the Texas shelter on Wednesday, but the employees told the family they had to come back with documentation and photographs to prove the pit bull belonged to them.
They came back the next day, but they were too late. The shelter had already euthanized their dog.
The shelter said the staff employee should have placed a special hold on the pit bull as soon as the family came to claim him. The Mesquite Animal Shelter said they will review procedures to ensure a situation like this will not happen again.