|Barked: Sun Aug 26, '12 6:47pm PST |
|So sad. I'm sorry for your loss, both of them.
I know the Humane Society has good intentions, but they are not detailed enough.
I have two I adopted from the HS.
7 years ago I brought home Snickers. He was vey malnourished and still had Giardia, which had not been treated. Since his stool wasn't normal, they couldn't have missed that he had a problem. It cost $700 and a few trips to the Vet to get him completely healthy.
3 1/2 years ago we adopted a tiny puppy from the HS. She has grown up into a big girl! Pepper had no health problems and I can't complain about the way the HS took care of her. She had a luxated Patella on one stifle, but the HS couldn't have known about it at 7 weeks old.
I think the chances are better than 50/50.
I also think you must, with the help of your Vet, document where they failed in basic Veteranary care and insist that the HS bring up the standards. This may mean a letter to the Board of Directors.
Helping other dogs may give you a sense of peace over this sad loss.
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