In Shelby Township, Michigan, a family’s beloved seven-year-old dog died as a result of chemical burns after what they thought was a routine visit to the groomer for a bath and a trim, reports Fox2Detroit.
On Thursday morning, Dennis and Maureen St. Clair took their rescue dog, Max to the Shaggy Dog Puppies and Supplies at Van Dyke near 21 Mile. The poodle and cocker spaniel mix had been routinely going to the shop to have his nails trimmed, but this time would be different. This time Max died!
When the couple had not heard from the groomer the entire day, they hurried to the shop.
“I saw the groomer; her name was Cindy, and she was coming out the back door with a dog wrapped in blankets and just soaking wet,” stated Dennis. “And I looked and said oh God, I hope it isn’t my dog, and it was Max, foaming at the mouth.”
The dog’s body had chemical burns and his coat was falling off. Max was rushed to the vet where he died. And how did all of this happen? It seems Max had been barking too much and was placed in a back room where chemicals were kept. Somehow gallons of chemicals spilled. The owners of the shop have not commented, but the family has filed a police report citing gross negligence by the shop owners.
Several years ago, another dog died at the same groomer after the pet was left under a hot dryer too long.
Rest in peace Max.
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