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A Morton, Illinois, family claims their dog was mistakenly euthanized this week at a local animal control facility.

“It has destroyed me, my wife and our six-year-old son,” Tony Wang, the dog’s owner, told Fox News on Saturday.

The article goes on to state the following:

On August 3, a maintenance worker entered Tony and Jennifer Wang’s backyard unannounced, startling Moses, a 6-year-old lab and shepherd mix. Normally a docile dog, the pup’s protective instincts kicked in, prompting him to bite the stranger on the leg, the couple told Fox News.

When the two took the worker to a local medical facility to be treated, they “proactively” called the Tazewell County Animal Control in Tremont themselves, Jennifer said, knowing the facility would inevitably be informed about the situation.

Moses was then taken to Tazewell County Animal Control, where the couple was told he would have to stay for 10 days.

“They called it a ‘cooling off’ period,” Jennifer said. “We were very upset; we didn’t want Moses to be gone for 10 days.”

According to the Illinois General Assembly, if a person has been bitten by a dog, the animal is then “confined under the observation of a licensed veterinarian. The confinement shall be for a period of not less than 10 days from the date the bite occurred and shall continue until the animal has been examined and released from confinement by a licensed veterinarian.”

The report states that Tony, who works minutes away from the animal shelter, visited Moses every day on his lunch break. Then one day the couple got a phone call:

“He very calmly and matter-of-factly said that he accidentally euthanized Moses,” Jennifer recalled. “I thought it was a cruel prank. I couldn’t believe this was happening.”

She added that she received the call around 9:30 Thursday morning, though was later informed Moses was put to sleep hours before.

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