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May 2019

  1. Healthy Dog Euthanized For Burial With Guardian

    A deceased woman in Virginia stirred controversy with a final request - to have her dog euthanized at the time of her death so it could be buried with her. Euthanizing a healthy dog for this reason is not illegal, but animal shelter staff tried to save the dog to rehome her with another owner.