An Irish woman said her husky died at a boarding kennel, and the workers apparently placed the dog in a bag and wrapped it in tape.
Kirsten Kinch, of Dublin, left her dog, Nova, at a kennel in Dublin, and the dog was said to be in good health, she said last week. The woman went to Iceland for three days with her family, according to the Daily Mail.
The dog had colitis and was treated with steroids several months before. A veterinarian checked the dog’s health before the trip.
"Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it".Kirsten went on holiday for three days and returned to the kennel to see this. Shocking. RIP Nova 💔
Kinch went to get her dog on Dec. 31, and she was told by kennel workers that her dog died from internal bleeding, according to the Mail.
According to Unilad, she posted her story as a review on the kennel’s Facebook page, but it was removed.
“This was the first time I had left her with anyone that wasn’t a family member and I made the staff aware of the fact I was quite nervous leaving her,” she wrote. “Nova had an ongoing issue with colitis and this was being managed with steroids for the last few months very successfully, she had also been checked by my vet prior to boarding and we had discussed taking her off the steroids as she was responding so well.”
What’s more, Kinch said she provided written and verbal instructions on how to give the dog the steroid.
When she went to collect her dog, Kinch was flabbergasted.
‘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'
“I was then 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, 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 said.
Kinch said she then questioned the workers at the kennel about whether the dog got its medication.
“We drove straight to the vet with Nova where I then had to carry her into the clinic wrapped the way she had been given to me. The vet was horrified and couldn’t believe there was a 25kg (55-pound) husky wrapped in this black bag,” she continued.
After she emailed the boarding kennels, she got no word back from them.
Paddy Cullen from P&E boarding kennels, however, has a different story.
Cullen said when he let the dogs out in the morning, Nova was dead and had a “big pile of blood from her behind,” reported The Metro.
‘I was then brought in to see my gorgeous dog wrapped in what I can only describe as a ball in a black bag which was covered in masking tape.'😱😱😱
“I rang the vet and was told to wrap up the dog so as not to infect the other dogs,” the Metro quoted him as saying. “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.”
The kennel owner said he’s received a litany of death threats and hate mail from random people. Some said they would “burn down our house,” he told the outlet.