- Laurie Boynton loves animals and she volunteers at Hernando County Animal Services.
"I came here so I could get the dogs publicity, so I could get them adopted and rescued," said Boynton.
Last Friday she snapped a photo of "Zeus", a dog brought in to Hernando County Animal Services, given up for adoption just before closing time for the weekend.
"When I got home I knew he was a highly adoptable dog. I posted his picture on the internet and on our Facebook page.
Within 24 hours there was already someone willing to adopt. Boynton says that woman arrived first thing Monday morning to pick Zeus up.
"When our volunteer looked for the dog she couldn't find him. She had his picture but couldn't find him and everyone said they didn't know anything about the dog."
That's because Zeus was dead, put down within 45 minutes of arriving according to Boynton.
"In my judgment there was no justification for putting that dog down. He was in my opinion the most adoptable dog that they have here."
Animal control officials say Zeus had to be euthanized because they ran out of space, there weren't enough pens to last through the weekend.
Volunteers say that's not true and they have evidence that prove otherwise.
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