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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A dog owner is angry his dog was put down before he had a chance to claim him.

Wayne Watson's two bulldogs got out of his yard and were found near Chehaw Park.

They had no tags and were picked up by Albany Animal control. One was taken to the humane society; the other was taken to a vet and euthanized because it was injured.

Watson says the dog simply had a hip problem and was in no pain.

"They didn't want to pay the money to keep him Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, that's what the animal control agent told me," Wayne Watson, Dog Owner.

"All indications at this point the animal control officer followed proper protocol which also included getting medical care for the dog that was seriously injured," Phyllis Banks-Whitley, Albany Police Media Manager.

The other dog was reunited with Watson. Animal control officers stress the need to keep tags on your pets.

Watson says his dogs weren't wearing because they just had a flea treatment.

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