Devastating news about a puppy grievously injured while being cared for at a Newport News, Virginia, dog boarding facility was shared by the dog’s owner late Friday night. The 10-month-old Australian shepherd, named “Fenway,” died at 11:32 p.m.
In a Facebook post, Fenway’s owner, Jason Fox, wrote:
We are simply devastated! Our Fenway lost his fight tonight at 11:32pm
Fenway had been left at the Coastal Dog Services facility while his owners went away for the weekend – in a short period of time, something terrible happened.
Fenway’s owner, Jason Fox, recounted the tragic situation on August 27 in a Facebook post:
Needing prayers for our poor puppy Fenway Fox. We trusted our dog in the care of Coastal Dog Services in Newport News over the weekend and the neglect that they showed him is beyond humane!
Our poor baby boy was attacked and basically left for dead and they tried to tell us he had his collar stuck in a fence! Then they just dropped him off at the emergency vet and basically said not our problem. This is so not right and our poor dog is very bad shape. I am definitely going to take this to court, so beyond words right now.
As reported in Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, the boarding facility disputes Fox’s claim – a trainer utilized the business’ Facebook page (the post and entire page have since been deleted) to provide his details about what had happened to the pup:
“The dog’s collar got stuck in a fence and the dog ‘in a panic’ injured itself trying to free itself,”
When Fenway was examined at a veterinary hospital, he was found with a raging infection and his kidneys were compromised. Read more about this tragic situation here.
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