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Colorado city to pay woman $150K after taking, euthanizing dogs 

By: The Associated Press
November 9, 2017 Updated: November 9, 2017 at 11:51 am
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GREELEY — The city of Greeley has agreed to pay a woman who says officials wrongfully seized and euthanized her dogs $150,000 as part of a settlement.

The Greeley Tribune city council approved the settlement Tuesday.

The settlement comes five years after Greeley officials seized resident Linda Robbins' 15 Lhasa apso dogs that were in her car with her during a traffic stop.

She was cited for 30 counts of municipal code violations which were later dismissed or she was acquitted of.

Her dogs were either euthanized or adopted out when she could not pay a $45,000 impound fee.

A district judge ruled in 2016 that the city's actions violated Robbin's constitutional rights and ordered the two parties to reach a settlement.

Greeley's city attorney, Robbins and her lawyer could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com

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