- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The head of Albuquerque’s municipal animal shelter is defending it against a complaint saying that dangerous dogs are being returned to families or released for adoption.

The Albuquerque Journal (https://goo.gl/N6TPHv ) reports that the city Animal Welfare Department’s No. 2 official and the department’s former behavior specialist filed a complaint with the city’s inspector general.

The complaint accuses the department of last year returning or releasing more than 100 dogs that have killed or maimed other pets, attacked people or displayed other signs of aggression.

Director Barbara Bruin reacted to the complaint by saying that public safety is her department’s top concern and that several dogs are euthanized daily because of behavior issues.

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