In Scottsdale, Arizona, a family is mourning the loss of their beloved bulldog who drowned at a pet resort on Saturday afternoon. Deanna and Matthew Spott wanted their dog to enjoy a day at the spa, knowing that the heat index in Arizona had been unbearable lately, and it would have been a perfect treat for their six-year-old dog Matilda. According to Fox 10 Phoenix News, Matilda had not been there more than two hours when they received the call their dog had accidentally drowned in the pool. What makes the story even more tragic is that the family told the pet resort owner their dog could not swim.
Matilda had never been at the Always Unleashed Pet Resort, and when dropping their dog off for the day, Deanna and Matthew stated they were repeatedly emphatic stressing their dog couldn’t swim:
“I mean, I expressed it over and over and over and over,” stated Matthew, and they said, ‘don’t worry, we have other bulldogs; we know they don’t swim.”
Just a few hours later came the devastating news. According to the owner of the pet resort, there had been a man in the pool, and when he turned his back for a second, the dog had drowned. And now the family is just left with memories for a dog they regarded as an important part of their family; a dog who loved everyone and who accompanied the couple wherever they went.
Deanna and Matthew don’t think the drowning of Matilda was an accident. They believe their dog lost her life because of pure negligence. The owner of the dog spa said she would look into the incident.
Rest in peace Matilda.
(Photo of bulldog screenshot via Fox News)
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