A puppy, left in the care of a Newport News, Virginia, dog boarding facility, suffered severe injuries during his stay. “Fenway,” a 10-month-old Australian shepherd, was 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,”
Fenway’s injuries left him in critical condition – at the veterinarian, he was diagnosed with a raging infection and there were concerns that his kidneys would shut down. The most recent update to Fenway’s online fundraiser provides hope that the pup will recover:
He stood up briefly last night to get on the scale and his urine testing is starting to improve. He is going in now for the surgery to have the broken down muscle and tissue removed. This is very encouraging news today and we hope that it keeps coming after surgery.
Find the fundraiser for Fenway at this link.
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