Accidents happen, but when they happen everyone has to be honest. However, when Tracy Hall’s bulldog named Max suddenly died at a dog groomer, no one gave Hall the honesty it deserved. Instead, they said they couldn’t tell her how and why her beloved dog died.
Now, almost a year after the incident, Hall still didn’t get the necessary closure. The more she asks the groomer what happened, the less they tell her. That your dog suddenly died is terrible, but what’s worse is that those involved do not admit to their mistakes.
An inexplicable death
In January 2021, Hall left her 3-year-old bulldog with a petco-groomer in Venice, Florida. She immediately had concerns, but she thought he would be fine. When the groomer put the harness around Max’s neck, Hall noticed that it looked too tight.
â€œHe has a big neck and you could hardly see the collar. I said it looks too tight. She says, â€œNo, that’s the record. We use this with all races. It’s safe, ‘”said Hall.
Only half an hour after Hall left Petco; She got a call that made her blood freeze. The dog groomer said Max was admitted to a veterinary clinic. When Hall asked what had happened, the person on the phone said, “Unfortunately, I can’t tell you.”
When Hall dropped Max off, he was healthy. But he died shortly after arriving at the vet. Nobody ever gave Hall an explanation, and they did not autopsy the dog.
Still looking for answers
Don Cahall, the attorney on the case, is determined to give Hall the answers she is looking for. Cahall received security supplies from the store that showed Max collapsing on the nursing table multiple times. He said the staff wrestled with Max while his neck was still being held back. Nobody reached for Hall until the dog passed out.
â€œThey hired me to intervene to request surveillance videos to request answers about what happened to this dog they love. We were able to get information and the information showed us that when this dog died, it appeared that Petco was not only negligent but also grossly negligent, â€said Cahall.
Petco tries to dismiss the complaint, claiming it has followed reasonable standards of care. But Hall and Cahall won’t stop fighting until Hall gets some answers on why their loving, healthy bulldog died so tragically.
Hall’s family is suing Petco for over $ 30,000. The negotiation date is currently set for August 15, 2022. It is a long process to get answers, but Max deserves justice. Dogs and families shouldn’t have to go through this again, especially without knowing why.
H / T: wfla.com
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