One of the most difficult things to deal with if you own a dog is figuring out where to have them stay when it comes time for you to go on a vacation. Hiring a pet sitter or lodging the dog at the kennel can get really expensive, and can put a lot of stress on the animal. However, thousands of dog owners have no choice but to put their animals in a kennel for a while as they take their trip and wait to see their pooch upon their return.
However, Kirsten Kinch, a dog owner from Ireland, took a trip to Iceland and had to put her Siberian husky Nova into the kennel. She selected the P&E Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Dublin, Ireland because they told her that her dog would be in good hands.
When Kinch returned from Iceland after three days, she found out that her dog Nova had met a horrible end. Because the dog had been dealing with an ongoing colitis problem, her health was not pristine. However, the vet had checked Nova before she was put into the kennel and was found to be in good health.
Kinch came to the vet on December 31 to pick up her dog and found that the husky had passed away from internal bleeding. Then the kennel staff handed her a package of packing tape, which apparently contained the remains of her deceased dog.
Kinch took to Facebook to reveal the horrible situation she had experienced. She said the kennel staffers told her that they had found Nova “with blood coming from her.”
Because she had left a healthy dog at the kennel just three days prior, Kinch figured it was some kind of a “horrible joke, considering we had left a healthy dog to be cared for three days earlier.”
However, it was no joke. They had stuffed the large husky into a bag and wrapped up the package with tape.
“I was brought in to see my gorgeous dog who had been wrapped in what I can only describe as a ball in a black bag which was covered in masking tape,” she said. “There was clearly so little care and empathy in the way she had been handled and dealt with since finding her. There are no words to describe how upsetting and traumatic it was to carry her to the car and take her home in what seemed a completely inhuman way.”
She took the animal to a vet who used the microchip to confirm the dead dog was Nova.
Since Kinch’s post on Facebook, Paddy Cullen from P&E Boarding Kennels said his family had received death threats. But he said it was not his fault the dog died. He found her in the morning with a “big pile of blood from her behind.”
“I rang the vet and was told to wrap up the dog so as not to infect the other dogs,” Cullen told Metro.co.uk. “What other way could we do it? We were concerned about the spread of parvovirus. We were told to seal the bag so nothing could escape,’ he added that the dog was too big to place in the freezer. Since the lady put it on Facebook, we have had nothing but hate mail and death threats and people saying they will burn down our house.”
What do you think?
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