Worst pet-sitter EVER

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Worst pet-sitter EVER

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
This is so upsetting…

A U.S. Navy petty officer deployed in November, and left her dog in the care of her cousin in exchange for free rent. When she returned seven months later, her cousin told her the dog had been adopted out. The Navy officer tried to track her pet down via craigslist, and found out that her puggle was euthanized in December.

Here's the full story.

The cousin said "during the few weeks the dog was in her care, [the dog] defecated and urinated throughout the apartment, bit her twice and ran away twice. [She] also said [the owner] never contacted her to check on the dog’s welfare."

I've dealt with difficult animals, but I think the cousin had an obligation to work something out especially since she was being compensated financially.

What do you think?
07/09/2012
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LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This is so upsetting…

A U.S. Navy petty officer deployed in November, and left her dog in the care of her cousin in exchange for free rent. When she returned seven months later, her cousin told her the dog had been adopted out. The Navy ...
Oh my God this actually brought tears to my eyes! I love animals, especially dogs. The pet sitter should have known better to have given up on the dog. They are a lot like children; you need to sit down and work with them. I've helped rehabilitate dogs that were considered lost causes, so I know that it is possible. Also, she should have taken the dog to the vet to see if it were some sort of underlying medical condition causing the dog to behave in such a manner.

My prayers go out to the dogs true owner; it must have been so devastating to find out that your precious pet got euthanized all because the cousin didn't take responsibility for the puggle's well-being. She was living there rent-free, so she should have at least felt obligated to her cousin to take better care of the dog!

Ugh...People make me so sick sometimes.
07/09/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
Oh my gosh.. that story is so upsetting. I remember a few months ago, there was a story on our news here in Southern California. A family had a little puppy. I forget what kind it was. But they took it to get pampered at Petco in the groomers department. The dog was left with them, and somehow the dog ended up dying from strangulation


I actually found the story: link
07/09/2012
indiglo indiglo
I've taken care of difficult animals before, but you don't do THAT! Getting a dog trainer would have been MUCH more effective, and then she could have charged the owner for it when the owner came back. Or she could have even called another pet sitting service. What she did was wrong on many levels.

I don't expect owners to check in with me while they're gone. I always tell them they're welcome to do so but not required.

Pitiful excuses, sounds like the cousin is lazy and not dependable at all! How sad!
07/09/2012
g- g-
I know of a similar story...

A close friend of my family was deployed overseas and his wife was mad that he was leavening and couldn't quite grasp that he had no choice in the matter. So as soon as he was overseas, she has the dog put to sleep (it was only a year old and the soldier's only friend) and sends the collar and a bit of the dog's fur to him with a note telling him she was leaving him and had been cheating on him for years.

It broke the man. Completely broke him. He ended up killing himself by walking directly into the line of fire and she ended up benefitting ($150,000) as his " surviving spouse".

Some people are monsters.
07/09/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Yea, I can't even bring myself to click on that link and read the full story. It would probably make me cry. I love animals as much as people and I just don't understand how some people can be so cruel (but people are cruel to other people so what can we expect?).
That was just down right evil. I'd take the asshole to court and sue!
My pets ARE FAMILY to me, just as good as people.
I would be heart broken. I know how it is to lose a pet since my dog of 16yrs had to be put to sleep 2yrs ago because he had cancer and had a stroke and couldn't hold himself up. I can't even think of that day or I will cry.

I think this woman should take it to court, she would win. I know suing doesn't bring people or animals back but the asshole needs to be punished somehow.
07/10/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by g-
I know of a similar story...

A close friend of my family was deployed overseas and his wife was mad that he was leavening and couldn't quite grasp that he had no choice in the matter. So as soon as he was overseas, she has the dog put to ...
...I have no words for how fucked up that is.

That cold hearted excuse for a woman deserves all the bad things that will ever happen to her.

I never could understand how anyone can do such awful things and still live with themselves at the end of the day.
07/10/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*

I think that is about how I feel that is so wrong on so many levels I think I would have killed my cousin. The lady went to fight for our country,let the cousin live there for free and this is the Thanks she gets? You can't always call home or email being in the Military guess this cousin never got that memo. I would be scared to get another animal til I was out of the service for fear it would happen again while I was away no matter who kept my dog. My pit means the world to me and I would kill someone over her cause she is like me child!!!!
07/10/2012
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