Garden City residents question dog euthanasia

The deaths of three dogs at a southwest Kansas animal shelter have caused a ruckus on social media over policies governing when animals should be put down.

The Garden City Telegram reports the Garden City Animal Shelter euthanized the dogs Feb. 26 because they were aggressive. The dogs included at least one that had been scheduled to be transferred to another shelter.

Police say a veterinarian recommended the dogs be put down because of their aggressive behavior. One was a female terrier due to give birth any day. The others were a young adult female shepherd mix and a male pit bull mix puppy.

Several residents wrote emails and made calls to city and county officials and posted messages on social media sites seeking new policies.