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I had a hair appointment the other day and my stylist is her usual chatty, cheerful self and starts telling me about her new puppy. Obviously, I'm curious and I know that she has been wanting to add a dog to her home for a while. She started to say, "I saw him at the puppy store..." and I groaned and covered my face with my hands. "You did NOT!" The owner of the salon mutters, "I told you so..."
On Monday, she went over to the puppy store and held every puppy in the shop and was smitten with a barely two-month old Chihuahua. She ended up paying one of the higher prices for him, so the shop threw in a bunch of supplies for "free." She took him home and was so excited to have him with her. He woke her up in the night vomiting, moaning and then went lethargic on her. She called the owner first thing in the morning and they asked her to NOT take him to the vet but to bring him back so they could give him some meds and observe him. He was still there during the time I spoke to her on Wednesday and she asked me to go back with her after work on Thursday to get her money back. (She had a contract that said she could get her money back within 15 days, but she had returned him in less than 24 hours of having him.)
I wasn't able to go at the time she could go, so she took a friend. She called me last night, thoroughly upset. The puppy was dead! (They claim he had a neck or back injury.) She is so outraged, and even though she got her money back, she wants to do something about this and file a complaint. I'm going to call the city today and see what we can do.
Isn't that awful? It's probably a good thing, because it may help get them shut down faster. We'll see. The bad thing is that the vet refuses to disclose information to her, even though she has all the papers of being his owner when he died. They said that since she wasn't the one to bring him in, they can't tell her anything. I have a suspicion that he had Parvo. I'm going to suggest that she throw the crate and bedding away. (She's going to adopt from the shelter this time.)
That's the latest. Apparently, this is going to be an ongoing saga for a bit.