|Barked: Tue Jun 25, '13 5:24pm PST |
|My sister from Colorado recently came up to visit with her and her husband's new baby. Since they flew here and traveled all over the state, they boarded their family dog, a miniature poodle, with a local kennel. When they got back home, they discovered their dog was killed the first day he was there. My sister had lost her phone, but her husband swears he gave the kennel his phone number, but that is why they didn't find this out until a week later. It's been hard to get details about the situation, there are some fires locally that the police have been dealing with, but this is what I know:
They checked out the kennel their dog was boarded in, he is an escape artist and a climber (they informed the kennel owner), so they picked the "escape proof" kennel which was cemented up to my sister's waist, and fully enclosed. The exact details leading up to their dogs death are unclear, at first they were told their dog got out of the kennel and another dog bit him through its kennel. More recently, after they got access to the report from the humane society, it sounds like their dog may have escaped his kennel, into an empty kennel, where the dog pulled up the chain link and then killed their dog. It seems this may have happened at night, because the kennel owner said he doesn't go out to check on them unless he hears something. It seems like the kennel owner is trying to brush this off as a freak accident.
My sister is devastated, they've had some really bad luck with their past few dogs, their sheltie had to be put down a couple months ago because he had cancer, and this same situation has actually happened to them before (their dog being killed while boarding). They are really overwhelmed right now, and don't know exactly how to handle the situation. As far as they know the dog that killed theirs doesn't have any history of aggression, but they'd like to still have it labeled as a dangerous dog, at the least. Other than that they're not sure what to do, any advice or information about what they can/should do would be greatly appreciated, I'm trying to help them with this as much as I can.
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