I'm a great believer in what goes around comes around. We will never know, but there will be something in this persons' life which will even the score. So sorry for the old chap...... I hope there is at least one person in the shelter who will show him some TLC ........This old fella's story makes me so sad. Here's how the Shelter worker described his "drop-off": "As I was leaving tonight some Jack Wagon dropped off his 15 year old dog. He said the Vet said it was cheaper to have him killed there. He left him after 15 years!"
Unfortunately, this old guy probably won't make it out.
This.Run free at the bridge. May your owners get dumped in a rotten nursing home when they are old and can no longer care for themselves.
What a horror story. I'm so sorry this had to happen to you and your dog, it's hard enough to make the decision to let them go without it being turned into a nightmare - and by people you least expect it from. That emergency staff should be ashamed of itself, I'd be inclined to write a letter to the local newspaper(s) and perhaps a TV station or two...perhaps you could save other pet owners from having to endure the same scenario.RIP sweetie, run free at the Bridge...
I wish there were more options out there for low-cost, compassionate euthanasia.
Last week I paid $380 for one x-ray and euthanasia. The office left my dog suffer (she was in horrible pain from bloat) for an hour before being PTS. They processed two bills and I filled out two forms before they finally did it. The girl doing the processing was exteremely slow. I asked them to euthanize my dog before processing the second bill (15mins), which they refused. The interaction with the vet was less than 10 minutes (including the diagnosis and euthanasia). The dog spent her last hour in horrible pain, away from anyone she knew, in a cage. Euthanasia at this fancy and expensive emergency clinic had nothing to do with compassionate and humane. The clinic was empty, there were no other clients present while we were there.
I wonder how many people, who barely make ends meet, will chose to drop their old dog at the shelter because they simply cannot afford the $380 for the euthanasia.
The ladies who do this at my local shelter (free service for county residents) are much kinder and more compassionate than the fancy vet at the emergency clinic. Unfortunately emergencies don't happen during "normal" hours.
This is not the first bad experience. When my dog was bleeding out from hemangiosarcoma at a different emergency clinic, the vet made us wait 1.5 hours until he finished all charts. We were the only patients at the hospital that night. My regular vet, who sent us there, was so outraged herself that she no longer refers dogs to this emergency.