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Animal Cruelty #133238
12/04/00 09:17 AM
12/04/00 09:17 AM
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Maine, USA
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I feel like Paul Revere here, waving a lantern that has nothing to do with Ambergris. But read my story, please. For all of you pet owners, it may come as something of a shock!

On Thanksgiving weekend we took our perfectly healthy and active 7 mos puppy into a Veterinarian Clinic for a routine spaying procedure. The Vet asked to keep her overnight, which we agreed to. Upon calling the next morning for a time to pick her up, we were informed that she had died during the night. Completely alone. It seems the State of Maine does not require clinics to provide 24 hr. care or attention to their patients that they keep overnight.

Before you make the same mistake I did by not asking what I thought would be an obvious assumption, the next time you leave a pet, ASK!

I don't want to turn this into a political forum. However, I am trying to bring Legislature into affect to change this situation. If you would like to help by sending a couple of emails to various political people, please Email me at [email protected] and I will furnish you with the info.

Thank you.

Valerie

Re: Animal Cruelty #133239
12/04/00 12:23 PM
12/04/00 12:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
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Rancho Mirage Ca. USA
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How sad, Valerie! Sad to hear about your pup! Puppies can get ill very easily.
One of my friends tells me! It's just a Dog! Hard for me to understand when she has a dog too! But I tell her they are just children with fur coats.
Sorry for your loss.

Re: Animal Cruelty #133240
12/04/00 12:36 PM
12/04/00 12:36 PM
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Maine, USA
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Dear Mango...tell you friend that we "might" respond to her mother, "That's just an old person."

Life is precious and life that is loved is even more so. Everyone of those lives needs to be protected. I feel very sorry for your friend.

Re: Animal Cruelty #133241
12/04/00 12:44 PM
12/04/00 12:44 PM
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Sacramento, CA
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Valerie: sorry about your pup. My father has been a veternarian here in Calif. for 40 years and I worked for him for a long time, many years ago. I am a huge animal fan and always have been. They truly are members of your family and give unconditional love.

The law in this state does not require 24 hour care. Of course, if an animal undergoes a major surgery, or a minor surgery and is still coming out of anesthesia, there should be someone on the premises to watch. A spay is a routine surgery and your post does not say whether your pup had undergone surgery or was due to undergo surgery. Generally, an overnight stay is not required prior to surgery. I assume your pup was up to date on vaccinations. Were you told the cause of the death?

When my cat died a few years ago from leukemia, I could not go to work the next day - I was so upset. Hang in there!

Re: Animal Cruelty #133242
12/04/00 10:22 PM
12/04/00 10:22 PM
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Maine, USA
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the necropsy said she bleed to death.

Re: Animal Cruelty #133243
12/05/00 07:17 PM
12/05/00 07:17 PM
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Rancho Mirage Ca. USA
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Good Lord! Bleed to death? From what? Did they tell you!

Re: Animal Cruelty #133244
12/05/00 08:43 PM
12/05/00 08:43 PM
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Sacramento, CA
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I am sorry, but I cannot keep my mouth shut on this. Was the surgery done before your dog died? If so, I'd be screaming malpractice and would contact the state licensing board and make a report on the particular vet. Any further facts?

Re: Animal Cruelty #133245
12/06/00 10:54 AM
12/06/00 10:54 AM
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Corpus Christi, Texas USA
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That definately sounds as if it could have been avoided with some standard basic medical attention. Sounds like negligence. I agree with the above post. [Linked Image]
Debbie

Re: Animal Cruelty #133246
12/10/00 03:50 PM
12/10/00 03:50 PM
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Maine, USA
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Thanks to all...first off, she was a perfectly healthy 7 month old sheltie, all vaccinations,etc. They told me they wanted to hold her over for "observation." She bled to death completely unattended sometime after 6:00PM when they closed the clinic and when she was discovered at 8:00AM the next morning. What "they" were going to observe is a mystery to us since no one was there. She had no genetic blood problems, etc. Her abdominal cavity was filled with blood post-op.

My issue is that when you are asked by a medical person to leave a patient overnight, you "assume" someone is going to be there doing the observing. That is NOT the case in the states I have investigated so far....Fla, N.C., S.C., Virg., W.V., N.H and Maine.

And yes, this is a lawsuit, I am scsreaming bloody murder and I have the State Senator's entering Legislation on the 15th of this month. But just beware and always ASK!

Re: Animal Cruelty #133247
12/10/00 07:18 PM
12/10/00 07:18 PM
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ft. worth, texas
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it is always hard to lose something/someone we love!!!go after them hard, girl. Rick and I put down our 16 yr. old chow. We have a wonderful vet that came to our house and did it!!but it was really hard...good luck...i hope you stick it to 'em!!!

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