Mugging for pictures. That's what Anna Speier remembers most about this loveable dog she took in several months ago as a stray puppy.
What happened - brings tears to Anna's eyes.
Earlier this month - Anna decided to give Zoie - her five puppies and Kiza - another stray she took in - all to the Kenton County Animal Shelter. I
Anna says she was assured the kennel would try to find them homes. That same day - though - Zoie and her puppies were put to sleep. Anna wanted some answer so she called FOX 19.
"It's really a sad situation," said Aileen Summe who runs the shelter. Summe says Anna's boyfriend signed a release - understanding that the dogs may be killed. Summe says - on that day - there were not enough kennels to house Zoie or her puppies.
"It depends on space and space is always an issue here."
By law - Summe says strays at least five days. All other dogs - are at the mercy of available space. As for Zoie's pups - Summe says they rarely keep nursing puppies.