Entrusting a stranger to look after your pet is hard. But what happens if that trust is broken?
Well, that's what happened to Kirsten Kinch when she left her beloved husky dog, Nova, at a local kennel while she went on vacation.
Kirsten went away for only three days and left a happy and healthy Nova at P&E Boarding Kennels. But when she returned, she was informed that her dog had died.
And if that wasn't horrific enough, the owners of the kennel had stuffed Nova into a bag and covered that bag with masking tape.
How could anyone be so cruel and heartless?
And their reason for doing this is beyond believable...
Going on vacation should be a relatively stress-free experience.
But if you're a pet owner, you're faced with the tough decision of who will care of your pet while you're away.
You would assume that a reputable kennel would be a safe place to leave your pet, wouldn't you?
It's better than leaving your beloved pet alone!
I feel bad putting my babies in their kennels when I leave but since there are people out there poisoning dogs for… https://t.co/5gl54jz8fT— ♡𝚂𝙰𝙼𝙰𝙽𝚃𝙷𝙰 (@♡𝚂𝙰𝙼𝙰𝙽𝚃𝙷𝙰)1555733230.0
But, sadly, a kennel isn't always a safe place for a dog.
This is something that dog owner, Kirsten Kinch, found out last year.Kirsten was going on vacation to Iceland with her family and made the decision to put her beloved husky, Nova, in a kennel while she was away - a decision that she would later come to regret.
Kirsten chose P&E Boarding Kennels to care for Nova.
This is Nova, Kirsten's husky.
Taking no chances, Kirsten took Nova to the vet for a check-up prior to her vacation.The vet informed her that Nova had been responding very well to the steroids and that she would soon be able to stop taking them. The vet also said that she was perfectly well enough to stay in a kennel.
Kirsten went on to give very clear instructions to the kennels about the care and medication that Nova would need whilst she was away.
But, tragically, this was not the case.
And in a sick and cruel twist to this already horrifying tale...
The kennel has defended its actions.
In case there is any doubt...This is not how a dog, or any pet, should be treated if they sadly pass away while in the care of a kennel. Not even if there is a risk of infection. Work out a better way!
Obviously, Kirsten wanted to find out how and why Nova died.
@SweetNiamh Here’s an update and the petition ❤️ https://t.co/mkLzdJziuZ https://t.co/d9Nv6kAKdz— Daniella (@Daniella)1556099095.0
Kirsten took to Facebook to share her story in order to warn other dog owners about these kennels.She said: "After the shock of what had happened wore off I emailed and messaged P&E to ask for more information in the days nova had stayed there, how she had seemed etc and I still to this day never received any kind of contact back from the kennels." Of course they didn't. Those kinds of people would never admit to being at fault or to even say sorry for the hurt that they have caused.
People are understandably horrified.
I’m just so baffled as to why the hell they wrapped the poor husky in a black fucking plastic back with fucking mas… https://t.co/PxpZTj8aQv— James (@James)1556139702.0
It must have been awful for Kirsten.
I’m still reeling over the story of that poor husky that stayed in those kennels in Crumlin for 3 days and ended up… https://t.co/qHvQxbxqvI— ༒𝔰𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔬𝔫༒ (@༒𝔰𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔬𝔫༒)1556134795.0
Since the horrific revelation, the kennel has received death threats.
Many people have shared the horrific story in order to warn others.We seriously hope that no one ever entrusts this kennel with their dogs ever again! In fact, they should be closed down completely. Help us to raise awareness of this shocking story by sharing this article!
Thankfully, others think the same.
Healthy dogs don’t just drop dead in 3 days. This boarding facility wrapped up this woman’s husky in a bin bag cove… https://t.co/4dh2aH3isf— EMZOTIC (@EMZOTIC)1556120678.0
Because, unfortunately, even if you do your research as Kirsten did, substandard care can happen.You just never know what goes on behind closed doors. And, sadly, there are some horrendous people out there who clearly don't have a conscience. Like Paddy Cullen! His response to another case of abuse that we've found is cold-hearted, to say the least. Read it for yourselves further down the page...
Apparently, P&E Boarding Kennels are known for trying to sell dogs on social media.
@ritchieboy85 @SweetNiamh @Cxllum72 Thats heartbreaking 💔 thats the page thats always advertising dogs to re-home a… https://t.co/SP6AGMY80C— L O U I S E KYLE 🐻💙 (@L O U I S E KYLE 🐻💙)1556127474.0
And now they are trying to do some quick damage control.They're deleting all of the bad reviews that they have ever been given by previous dog-owners that have used their services.
But people have been too quick for them.Here is one bad review that they definitely don't want the world to see.
Here's another one.Substandard care seems to a reoccurring theme here! As well as blatant unprofessionalism.
And it's not even the first time that something like this has happened.
@SweetNiamh @jessxclare There was a second dog too! A woman left her healthy golden lab with them for two weeks, wh… https://t.co/FZ09Qqj5P9— BLM ARMS DOWN NZ🧡 (@BLM ARMS DOWN NZ🧡)1556109482.0
And yet more shocking abuse.
@SweetNiamh @TaylorMackenziD https://t.co/RENm0Lut9r— brianne lybrook (@brianne lybrook)1556151664.0