FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - An American Kennel Club-registered dog has been turned loose in the wild after the Frankfort Humane Society mistook her for a coyote.
Copper is a female Sheba Inu.
Lori Goodlett told The State Journal her pet of 11 years disappeared from her back yard on July 3. It was after she put up posters that a police officer recognized Copper as the dog he had taken to the shelter. A shelter worker later called police and said it had to be picked up because coyotes weren't accepted.
The department turned it loose behind a home improvement store.
Humane Society board chairman John Forbes said if the shelter manager believed the animal to be a coyote, then it's against the law for it to be at the shelter. Forbes said the board relies on the staff at the shelter.