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Dog warden turns to euthanasia for overcrowding

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WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A controversial email has many people in Wood County upset.

The Wood County Dog Warden sent an email to volunteers and rescue organizations saying eight dogs would be euthanized by the end of the week if they were not adopted. Andrew Snyder, the warden, says he was following procedure.

Snyder says the email was sent because there wasn't enough space for the dogs. There are 24 pens at the Wood County Dog Warden's office, but earlier this week, there were 28 dogs.

Volunteers say not everything is being done to get these animals a permanent home, bug Snyder says that's not true.

"In the list that we sent out, we indicated dogs that could use some additional publication, both on Facebook and Petfinder," he said.

Eight dogs were adopted and the euthanasia was canceled, but the warden says there are still many dogs searching for a home.

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