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REPORT: No charges against Animal Services in pit bull death

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- City workers were cleared of any possible criminal charges related to their handling of an injured dog at Metro Animal Services after an investigation.

Allegations of neglect involving a pit bull named "Sadie" go back almost two years. The dog eventually had to be euthanized.

According to the report, “Sadie would have been euthanized shortly after her owner abandoned her, as LMAS does not have sufficient resources to provide extraordinary care, such as amputations.”

The investigation by the police public integrity unit, released today, shows prosecutors found issues with following procedures, but nothing criminal.

“There is no evidence to support any allegation that members of the LMAS management intentionally or wantonly caused any injury to Sadie,” the report reads.

The case included disputes over treatment of the dog's injuries and how to pay for it. One of the workers had attempted to independently raise funds to pay for Sadie's surgery, which the report noted and addressed. 

"All monies that were collected for Sadie's surgery were refunded to the donors who could be identified," the report explained.

Late last year, a metro council committee called for stricter policies and better accountability within the department, after concluding that Metro Animal Services knowingly neglected Sadie.

You can read the full report here.

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