- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

ELGIN, Okla. (AP) - A southwest Oklahoma animal control officer who said he lied to a family about the death of a pet has been reinstated by the city.

KSWO-TV (https://bit.ly/1zKnZI2 ) reports the Elgin officer is temporarily only allowed to pick up non-domesticated animals, such as raccoons or skunks. His contract was placed on hold earlier this month after the family found the dog’s body in a trash bag near the animal shelter.

The officer says he originally told the family that the Garman shorthair named Major escaped. He says he didn’t want to tell the family on Christmas Eve that their pet had been fatally mauled by a pit bull at the shelter.

Elgin’s mayor says the state’s Department of Agriculture and a citizen committee are examining shelter procedures.


Information from: KSWO-TV, https://www.kswo.com

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