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Champaign officials to vote on animal euthanasia precautions

Sign outside the building for Champaign County Animal Control, on the county government campus in east Urbana.

URBANA  — A central Illinois county plans to add safeguards at its animal control facility, a year after a dog was accidentally euthanized while being held there.

The News-Gazette reports that the Champaign County Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on the change, nicknamed “Dada’s Rule” after the dog that was euthanized accidentally in December 2020.

Two animal-control officers would have to sign off before any animal could be euthanized. County Executive Darlene Kloeppel says the facility is already using the system but the board vote would make it part of county law.

The double-check was among the recommendations of a task force formed after the dog’s death.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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