A family is devastated after their 10-week-old puppy died while in the care of a veterinary facility which accidentally euthanized her. According to the Mirror U.K., Mollie, a border collie, went to WJ Downes for care after she had a bad reaction to a vaccination.
At the veterinary clinic, Mollie was supposed to be given an I.V. drip of heparinized saline, but instead, she was given Potassium chloride (which stops the heart); Mollie did not survive the mix-up. The puppy’s owners, Wayne and Lisa Maguire, claim that they even received a bill from the veterinary hospital after Mollie died.
Sharon King, the veterinarian who administered the lethal concoction, sent a letter to the couple in an effort to apologize for the fatal snafu:
“I realise my apology cannot ease your grief, but I would like you to know that I am truly devastated by the whole event, and that the consequences of my well-intentioned actions on 4 August resulted in Molly’s death.”
According to the Sun, the veterinary clinic is conducting an investigation into the situation and has opted to not comment publicly.
(Stock image of border collie puppy via Pixabay)
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