SEYMOUR, Mo.-- A man from Seymour says he was told the state veterinarian ordered his family's beloved pet to be euthanized after a rabid skunk showed up at the family's home.
Phone calls and e-mail messages kept coming in to KY3 News since our report on the dog's quick death sentence on Friday. KY3 looked further into the case, and state health officials now say there was another option.
The family that owned the dog is heart-broken.
"It's just not fair," said 11-year-old Jade Wright.
Seven-year-old Macy, which hadn't had a rabies vaccine, was in the same back yard where Luke Wright shot a rabid skunk.
"They have no proof that the skunk bit her, and they have no proof that there was any physical contact. They're just going off a 'what if,'" said Luke Wright.
On Friday, Macy's family said good-bye, and she was put down. Webster County and State Health officials say it was the right thing to do.