Recently, a healthy dog was killed because her owner insisted that they be buried together…the dog’s name was Emma, and as reported by Live 5 News, her owner left “explicit instructions” that Emma be put down in order to be “laid to rest” with her.
According to the news agency, Chesterfield Animal Shelter personnel tried to no avail to get the executor of the will to release Emma from her death sentence…but the executor was determined to follow through with Emma’s deceased owner’s wishes. The dog, described as “healthy,” was taken to a veterinarian and euthanized.
Most dog lovers agree that healthy dogs should not be put to death just because their owners have died…but there are some people who argue that it IS the most humane thing to do in certain circumstances. Would you ever leave instructions for your pet to be euthanized upon your death? If there was no one to take in your dog (or cat) would you consider having him or her euthanized if you died? Please feel free to share your opinion in the comment section below.
(Stock image of Shih Tzu via Pixabay)
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