Vet tells owner dog will be euthanized, goes to new owner
UNDATED -- A New Mexico woman made a disturbing discovery after taking her dog to the vet to be put to sleep. After saying her goodbyes, she found out the dog is still alive and living with a new family.
The dog, Lola, was attacked y another dog in her home. Her owner, Lisa Gossett of Albuquerque, said she was told by staff at the Albuquerque Animal Clinic that Lola would probably die or would be severely disabled if she lived.
Gossett decided she didn’t want the dog to suffer and allowed the clinic to euthanize her.
“I went to the back and said goodbye to my dog, and I asked how long it would be before she would pass and they said as soon as we left the room they were going to administer the medication for her to be able to be put down and go to sleep,” said Gossett.
That was four months ago, but to Gossett’s surprise her dog was not put to sleep. She found out Lola was rehabilitated and adopted to someone else.
She found out when a micro-chipping company called and told her someone wanted to switch Lola’s chip to a new owner.
Linda Stevens at the animal clinic said Lola was set to be euthanized but one of the clinic’s workers who was affiliated with the animal rescue group “Second Chance,” took the dog without her knowledge.
Stevens said the worker was fired for violating policy.
Gossett said she was never told Lola might survive. Lola is now living with a new owner.
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