JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two kittens at Jacksonville's animal shelter were accidentally euthanized Saturday.
Animal Care and Protection Service, the young cats were dropped off and put into a holding area, but according to a statement the animals were inadvertently tagged to be put down.
"In this case, an employee recognized the motherless kittens in the cage, but was not aware of the pending arrival of a new foster parent," the ACPS said in a response emailed to Action News, "This was an unfortunate miscommunication, and ACPS has begun necessary improvements to prevent it from happening again."
Earlier in the week, the shelter announced it had too many animals and may have to put some down. Many people turned out to adopt new pets, but the ACPS says they are still struggling with the number of animals they have.