Snapping at the pizza carrier was a death sentence for Zion.
The rowdy Lab mix with big feet and soulful eyes was supposed to be going home Thursday after 10 days in quarantine at the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center. Instead, through an unexplained mix-up, Zion was euthanized.
His owner, Matt Sadler, is heartbroken. He said he came to the shelter Thursday morning expecting a joyful reunion, but learned instead from Executive Director Karen Walsh that his pet was dead -- euthanized that very morning before the shelter opened.
Read the full story on the Chattanooga Times Free Press website.