A dog died after being left overnight in a Michigan veterinarian’s car. According to multiple sources, Dr. Martin McLaughlin called the incident “embarrassing,” and claims that the dog likely died from something other than heat stroke.
What Happened To The Dog Who Died?
Dr. McLaughlin told WXYZ News that the two-year-old Labrador retriever, named Trigger, was having stomach issues the day before he died. The veterinarian would not tell the news agency what treatment he had provided to the young dog and he opted out of performing a necropsy to determine the actual cause of death. Trigger has already been buried.
The Fallout After Trigger’s Death
One of Dr. McLaughlin’s employees was so upset about the young dog’s death that she quit working at his Trenton veterinary office. Though the veterinarian denies that the extended period of time in the vehicle claimed Trigger’s life, a member of his staff has stated that the dog appeared to be in good health the day before he died in the truck.
Now that the incident, which McLaughlin’s lawyer refers to as a mistake, has been reported to the authorities, it will be investigated.
The veterinarian has been arrested in the past and he has a laundry list of criminal misdeeds including Malicious Destruction of Property and Improper Possession of a Firearm and Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer.
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