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Old 02-27-2012, 07:01 AM
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Forgive me if this has already been posted; I saw it on another dog forum and since it's about a chi I figured I should share it here too! I have a lot of mixed feelings about this case.... I am glad the dog is alive and well; but heartbroken for the family who made the choice to euthanize and found out the truth later....

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I had not read this before so thanks for posting.

This story also gave me mixed feelings. Ultimately
the owner decided not to treat and while I can
certainly understand this was a hard choice, it was
still a choice she made.

I personally am glad that the employee turned
the dog over to a shelter who would help and
in the end, save her life. The owner could maybe
find comfort that her daughters prayers were answered
because she did get to see Lola again.
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I think it's stealing! I think the "owner" should've had the chance to decide once the dog was recovering. Seems very sneaky and underhanded to me!
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I think it's stealing! I think the "owner" should've had the chance to decide once the dog was recovering. Seems very sneaky and underhanded to me!
Really ? Maybe I need to read the article again but to me it
was like the owner decided not to seek treatment and before
the dog could be put to sleep an employee of the vet's office
took the dog to a shelter who treated her and when she was
well enough sent her to a foster home. Once at the foster
home, the foster mom became attached to her and wanted
to keep her.

Sounds like maybe the vet was at fault for making the dog's
outcome seem so grim but I can't help but think I would have
tried anything to save one of mine.
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This story troubles me on so many levels!

It seems to me that the owner should have been told about this rescue and been given the opportunity to give the dog up voluntarily to the rescue. As hard as it would be, I would do that if there was hope for recovery and I was unable to afford the cost of the dogs care. I used to volunteer for a ferret shelter and we did have a few ferrets turned in because owners could not afford the necessary medical care.

Also I would never just leave a dog to be euthanized. So the owner just left the dog at the vets alone to be put to sleep? I stayed with both of my old girls and held them until they were gone because I wanted the last touch they felt to be mine.

I wonder what the person that turned the dog over to the rescue told them? If I was running that rescue I would be pretty angry over that. That's a bad position to put a rescue in.
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Well it seems the owner was told the dog only had 20% chance of survival. Apparently her wounds were very severe.
But to find out someone took your dog, and it happened to survive the operation and then they just adopted it out.!? Seems wrong to me! I mean they should've given the owner a chance to take it back and pay. IF it was me, i'd be TICKED!!!
Not to mention the dog wakes up and his family is MIA.
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I don't think it was fair that the owner didn't know they kept dog alive. I personally don't think I could let the lady keep my dog. I am troubled my it totally!!!
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I think it's stealing! I think the "owner" should've had the chance to decide once the dog was recovering. Seems very sneaky and underhanded to me!
No it's not stealing...the owner either didn't have the money or was not prepared to spend it on a dogs recovery. She was prepared to have the dog 'not in her possession' providing it was dead so why should it be different now she's found out it's alive.

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Well it seems the owner was told the dog only had 20% chance of survival. Apparently her wounds were very severe.
But to find out someone took your dog, and it happened to survive the operation and then they just adopted it out.!? Seems wrong to me! I mean they should've given the owner a chance to take it back and pay. IF it was me, i'd be TICKED!!!
Not to mention the dog wakes up and his family is MIA.
As above the ower did not want to, or did not have the money, to treat the dog so has not rights if you ask me. If she wanted the dog treated she would have found a way to get the money together!
If she did not have the money available to pay at the time how is she going to pay now the pup is recovered.........or maybe it would be 'buy now....pay never'!

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I don't think it was fair that the owner didn't know they kept dog alive. I personally don't think I could let the lady keep my dog. I am troubled my it totally!!!
Maybe the vet could have told the owner that they would find a way to treat her but in this event the owner would have no rights to take her back but again, and I reiterate, the owner 'gave up' on a 1 year old puppy because she either did not have or was not prepared to spend the money required to help her recover.................I wonder if she would have given up on her child so quickly!

I'm in the UK and vets here have a similar program where if an owner is not able to treat a 'treatable' case they will try their best, sometimes with their own money, to treat the animal and find a suitable home.....if your a client of the vet for a long time then some will give a few months to pay for the treatment but that is a big risk for them!....I've even heard of some vets who will not inform the owners as some owners are prety selfish and will prefer their pet to be dead than recovered and living with someone else!

It is nice for the child to see her little dog again though.
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