An area animal shelter is cleared by the New Ulm City Attorney's Office.

This after facing criticism after a family says Brown County Humane Society  staff euthanized a six–month–old kitten without reaching out to the owners.

You may recall in the original story that six–month–old Elvis wandered off while his family was on vacation.

Within 24 hours of Brown County Humane Society receiving him, they say they decided to euthanize him after he bit a volunteer.

The New Ulm City Attorney's Office determined that no state laws or local ordinances have been violated as it relates to this incident.

-KEYC News 12