A small dog died after being bitten by another dog at a boarding kennel on Thanksgiving. The pet owner is livid after returning from a holiday trip to learn his dog was killed.
Dog owner John Percy said, “If there’s a violent dog death in the shop then they’re obviously doing the procedures wrong.” Pearcy had placed his small Papillion named Jack at Jade’s Pet Club boarding in Papillion, Nebraska.
Owner Andrea Pettid said her husband was feeding the boarded dogs Thanksgiving when the small dog went to the bowl in a kennel of a hound dog named blaze. Pettid described what happened next. “My husband went to scoop up the little dog and the little dog kind of yelped because I think my husband scared him. The little dog swung around and bit my husband so the big dog went for the little dog.”
The kennel owner said the seven year old blood hound was probably protecting its kennel area. While not seizing the hound dog, the Nebraska Humane Society cited the boarding kennel owner. Humane Society Operations Vice President Mark Langan said, “The law is called owner liability. This will allow a judge to order this person to pay restitution to the owner of the small dog.”
The kennel owner said she apologizes and won’t let big and little dogs in the same area again. After paying for the vet bills to try to save the small dog, she’s offering to pay $200 for a replacement puppy.
But the owner of Jack said money and apologies won’t bring back his faithful friend. John Pearcy said, “That makes it really worse for me knowing I took him there and he died violently.”
The humane society had no other complaints against the boarding facility.
The Kennel owner said describing the small dog as being mauled is misleading. She says the hound dog bit the littler dog once.
Pettid said she paid all the vet bills in an effort to save the little dog.
The owner was out of town and couldn't be reached so pettid said she had to make a difficult decision to allow the vet to euthanize the injured dog.