Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PSA: SURE WAY TO GET YOUR ANIMAL KILLED = Take them to CityVet, Flower Mound, Texas


SURE WAY TO GET YOUR ANIMAL KILLED


On Saturday, May 26, 2018, around 8:30, per a previously scheduled appointment, I took my daughter Chaka to City Vet for grooming.
The facility was not open, so we waited outside for about
20 minutes, until they opened the doors around 9 AM.

I was introduced to a Liz, who was supposed to groom Chaka. Liz asked me if Chaka had been to a groomer before and I told her that Chaka had been to a groomer before. However, she was too scared at the groomers that she tore her dew claw. Liz told me that she has lots of experience
grooming Chows and that she can handle Chaka fine.

I gave Liz my Mobile number and insisted that
she call me immediately, should she have any difficulty grooming Chaka. Then, I was not offered the choice to stay, so I left and went to get breakfast for my family, at the Starbucks, which is in the same
Strip Mall. I was at Starbucks for about 30 minutes and since I did not get a phone call from the groomers, I was happy to take my wife some breakfast home. So, I went home.

When I got home, a few minutes later, the home phone rang, not my Mobile. Since I was not expecting the groomer to
call my home number, I did not pick-up. However, my wife realized the call was from the groomer and played the voice message for me immediately. The message is still on our Answering Machine.

The message indicated that the groomer was having trouble grooming Chaka and that I needed to come get her. Just to make sure they do not
proceed Chaka grooming further, when they were having trouble in the first place, I immediately called City Vet to let them know I was on my way to get Chaka.

At that point, the Manager of the Grooming Department, Anne, came on the line and said, "I am so sorry, but there has been an accident". I was thinking that Chaka tore her dew claw again. But, to my dismay, Anne said, "We are so sorry. Your dog is dead. We tried to save her, but could not".

Me and my wife were flabbergasted and saddened to hear this craziness! We were in total shock. I immediately drove to City Vet, where I
was asked to wait in a room to see Anne, the Grooming Manager. Anne told me that they put 2 or 3 muzzles on Chaka and 2 or 3 groomers, including Anne, had to hold Chaka, for she wasn't having it.

Anne said, "Chaka barrel rolled". We have not heard the English(?) term, 'barrel rolled', but presumed it meant Chaka tried to flip about to get away from the tub of water she was forced into.

Our belief  is that they groomers wanted to make sure they get their $80, put many muzzles on Chaka and forced Chaka against her will into the tub, where Chaka drowned to her death in agony.

This terrible act of City Vet, which caused Chaka's death, is tantamount to Animal Abuse / Murder of an innocent animal.

Chaka, mind you, was a very healthy girl and she had at least another 8 years of life ahead of her.

Chaka was a shy Chow and was wary of strangers as any decent dog would be. City Vet killed her,
by employing incompetent employees in their grooming department, who apparently did not know how to groom a Chow. They should not have proceeded even an iota, once Chaka showed any
signs of fear and resisted the grooming/bath.

We were offered a necropsy, which I turned down, because I was in severe shock, heartbroken because of my lovely daughter's death. I did not want Chaka to be dissected. I felt Chaka had
suffered enough by that point in time.

Knowing Chaka's story, will you want to go to City Vet for Grooming or other services?

Please share with pet lovers everywhere. Thank you!

Linking with Saturday's Critters

23 comments:

  1. my heart is hurting for your loss--please don't let this Cityvet get away with this for nothing--something needs to be done and reported--do it for Chaka--she would want you to--save other pets from the same harm!!

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    2. Thank you very much.
      Appreciate your kind words.
      Rest assured we are doing our best.

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  2. OMG! I am so sorry! That is so terrible. Grieving and anger are two powerful emotions and don't always mix well. I know it wouldn't bring her back, but those people need to pay!

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    1. Thank you, Pat.
      We are doing our best to let as many people as possible know about what really happened to Chaka.
      Appreciate your kind words.

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  3. Oh, my goodness...this is so distressing to read. I do not know what I would do, but I don't want them to get away with it. Nothing will bring Chaka back, but it is not right that get away with this.

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    1. Thank you, Rose.
      We appreciate your kind words.
      We wanted to share the story with as many as possible and in full detail. So, thanks for reading it. Please share with pet lovers.

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  4. OMG - I'm so terribly sorry to hear this.

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    1. Hi Lady Fi-
      Thank you so much for your kind words.
      Take care.

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  5. This is deadful and so distressing for you.

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    1. Hi Margaret-
      Thank you so much for your kind words.
      Take care.

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  6. Hello, I am so sorry about Chaka. It does seem like the vet workers were incompetent. They should never have proceeded with the grooming. It is good to warn others. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Hi Eileen-
      Thank you for your kind words and for letting me link our misfortune on Saturday's Critters.
      Greatly appreciate it!

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  7. Very sorry and painful to hear the treatment applied on her that caused death… once our pet Maya (lhasa apso) too experienced a health issue when she went through a grooming. The groomer has done something similar and she gets infected severely to even bleed, but glad she got healed. From then we are very careful on getting her groomed.

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    1. Hi Jeevan-
      Thank you for your kind words and sharing Maya's story.
      You can't be too careful in choosing a groomer.
      Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with Maya's grooming, but I am glad Maya has since healed.
      Take care.
      Peace :)

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  8. This story makes me weep. So sorry.

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  9. I am so...so....sorry to read this terrible story.... My thoughts are with you my friend.

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    1. Hi Trevor-
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Deeply appreciated!

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  10. I am so terribly sorry. Chaka was a beautiful girl and did not deserve this. I hope there is a FB page where you can share this or some kind of online review site so that all other pet parents in your local area will see it.

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    1. Thank you, Sallie. We are working on getting the word out.

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  12. I'm sorry I haven't visited for a long time, Just read this post. Sorry that such a terrible thing has happened.

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