Leala had to be put down. Carolyn took her to the vet and had her checked and they found that she was riddled with cancer. Carolyn had her put down so that there would be no opportunity for HART to challenge it.
There is a bit of a divide in HART over when putting dogs down when they are terminally ill. Many want to let the dog live until it dies naturally. The others don’t want to see a dog go through that pain. Carolyn made sure that there wasn’t an opportunity for argument.