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Cat Mistakingly Put Down

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
This local horrifying story really shook me up.
Something MORE should be done at this SPCA so that this NEVER happens again anywhere. And no simple apology would ever be enough.

Video on link - story below.
http://kyw.com/local/local_story_061203942.html
Two SPCA Employees Fired For Accidental Pet Death

http://kyw.com/local/local_story_061203942.html
post #2 of 22
Why the heck would anyone working there falsely report being bitten?
What an apalling incident.
post #3 of 22
What an apalling incident.
post #4 of 22
It sounds like the people working at that shelter are completely incompetent!

R.I.P. Whiskers
post #5 of 22
How heartbreaking!
post #6 of 22
OMG!! That is so sad! POor Mr. Whiskers! RIP
post #7 of 22
post #8 of 22
I'm glad I don't live there!!!! This is a shame! Poor Whiskers!!
post #9 of 22
post #10 of 22
what a disgrace the spca to think the spca has that kind of people working for them. those people who did this and tried to cover themselves were found out.it makes me wonder how many times this may have happened before.



REST IN PEACE DEAR WHISKERS
post #11 of 22
That's awful! Did they have to include the part about removing his head for a rabies check? That made me sick to think of that poor baby.
post #12 of 22
OMG!! How horrible!!!!! It's wost than sad - they covered it up on top of everything else.
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yep, it's absolutely horrible what they did to her. And I feel so bad for her owner.

Go give your furbabies a great big hug and say a little prayer for Whiskers.
post #14 of 22
Godspeed, Whiskers, and may your grieving family get a big judgment in a civil suit!! I hope that the owners sue the pants off of the individuals!!!!!! Then they could use the proceeds to start a memorial fund for Whiskers, that could be used to help out other cats in need. That is such a tragic story - and the poor owner seeing her baby in "kitty-jail" unable to help her out.
May justice for Whiskers come soon!!!
post #15 of 22
poor kitty!
post #16 of 22
Thats so appaling had to go hug my cats! They both wear collars that would snap if caught in a branch and are both mircochipped. Although neither guarentee anything I bet they didn't even scan her for a microchip.
post #17 of 22
This is horrible. And it happens all the bloody time. Obviously, lying was unconscionable. But as for killing a pet cat - it was a mistake, and it happens with some regularity all over the country. I don't know anyone who has never made a mistake at work. But obviously here the consequences are different.

As long as killing animals in shelters is considered acceptable, this kind of thing is going to happen. It's as inevitable as it is tragic.

But really, when you think about it, the only difference between this cat and the dozens of others who were killed at that shelter that week was that this cat had someone who cared about her. Her life is really no more or less valuable than any one of theirs.

This case is a tragedy that's just the tip of the iceberg.
post #18 of 22
The poor cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And I feel really bad for its family too............
That is really sad!!!
post #19 of 22
That is a horrible thing to happen.
post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by semiferal
This is horrible. And it happens all the bloody time. Obviously, lying was unconscionable. But as for killing a pet cat - it was a mistake, and it happens with some regularity all over the country. I don't know anyone who has never made a mistake at work. But obviously here the consequences are different.

As long as killing animals in shelters is considered acceptable, this kind of thing is going to happen. It's as inevitable as it is tragic.

But really, when you think about it, the only difference between this cat and the dozens of others who were killed at that shelter that week was that this cat had someone who cared about her. Her life is really no more or less valuable than any one of theirs.

This case is a tragedy that's just the tip of the iceberg.




yeah i agree wholeheartedly with you

the only difference was this owner found out what happened because she WITNESSED her cat in that place and made it impossible for them to deny,how many of those 'other' cats had owners and were lied to by staff because they were too lazy to check.

i have seen it happen time and time again not only in the states but over here too, misreporting,incorrect animal details, dogs recorded in the lost/found as cats and vice versa,incorrect admission dates,incorrect gender or colour ,breed,all details which can affect wether an animal is reunited with their owner .people are too sloppy when it comes to doing their job,
if these people loved animals ,they would love their job and make sure they did not make mistakes.

especially when a animals life depends on you.
post #21 of 22
OMG~thats sooo horrible!! Poor whiskers, may he R.I.P. I feel for his ownsers as well........just so awful!!
post #22 of 22
That is so horrible I cant put it into words
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