Central California SPCA: Animal control officer didn't follow proper procedures, contributed to dog's death in Fresno

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The Central California SPCA says one of its animal control officers did not follow proper procedures during a call this past week, which resulted in the death of a dog. (KFSN)

The Central California SPCA says one of its animal control officers did not follow proper procedures during a call this past week, which resulted in the death of a German shepherd.

The dog was on a tether and hanging over a fence. The officer called police for help, instead of freeing the dog. The officer has been disciplined.

"Unfortunately in this situation the animal did not live, and we will review all of our policies and procedures and change what is needed so that way this does not happen in the future," said Walter Salvari with the CCSPCA.

The SPCA says it can't say exactly what disciplinary action is being taken because it is a personnel matter.
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