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(WRCB)   "Sorry we euthanized your dog by mistake. Tell you what, we'll cremate him for you AND we can let you pick out a brand new one free of charge. We're cool, right?"   (wrcbtv.com) divider line 152
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2012-11-02 07:03:15 AM  
Horrible, yes, but what else can you ask for? A cash settlement too? No matter what, you can't get your dead loved one back.

/didn't read the article
 
2012-11-02 07:10:28 AM  

Earguy: Horrible, yes, but what else can you ask for? A cash settlement too? No matter what, you can't get your dead loved one back.

/didn't read the article


The dog's owner doesn't want a settlement. All he's asking for is just an assurance that this won't happen again.
 
2012-11-02 07:11:04 AM  
Hey, shiat happens.
 
2012-11-02 07:23:36 AM  
"She says, 'I'm sorry, Matt, we accidentally euthanized your dog'," Sadler says.

Ooops!
 
2012-11-02 07:30:59 AM  
Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.
 
2012-11-02 07:34:38 AM  

mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.


Well that and attacking pizza delivery girls.
 
2012-11-02 07:35:24 AM  

mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.


"Still, if you'd picked your child up from school on time, you never would've been in a position for that negligent driver to run a red light and kill you both."
 
2012-11-02 07:41:00 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Earguy: Horrible, yes, but what else can you ask for? A cash settlement too? No matter what, you can't get your dead loved one back.

/didn't read the article

The dog's owner doesn't want a settlement. All he's asking for is just an assurance that this won't happen again.


It should be easy to guarantee they won't kill that dog a second time.
 
2012-11-02 07:55:51 AM  
Glad I'm here before the dog lover's "they should euthanize that guy by mistake and see how he likes it" derp.
 
2012-11-02 07:58:06 AM  
A. Brand. New. DOG!
 
2012-11-02 07:59:17 AM  
They named him Zion?

'Let my doggie go!'
 
2012-11-02 08:00:22 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Glad I'm here before the dog lover's "they should euthanize that guy by mistake and see how he likes it" derp.


You could have just said "derp" and left it at that. Would have had the same meaning as the rest of your post.
 
2012-11-02 08:01:16 AM  
Wait, I'm sorry, that's not the cool Fark way to do it..

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Glad I'm here before the dog lover's "they should euthanize that guy by mistake and see how he likes it" derp.


There, that's better.
 
2012-11-02 08:01:19 AM  
They should euthanize that guy by mistake and see how he likes it!

.. just kidding. Yeah, tell them what steps you're putting into play to not make that mistake again, grill the poor mutt, urn it, and give 'em a new puppy. Yeah, it don't make things better, but sometimes a nice gesture is a nice gesture. And that's a rare thing these days. Better than the only gesture you're getting being the fig.
 
2012-11-02 08:01:26 AM  
So much bitterness in these comments...

/Sad but human article.
 
2012-11-02 08:02:12 AM  

kid_icarus: mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.

Well that and attacking pizza delivery girls.


I can guarantee the pizza guy was told "But he never attacks anyone!" after being jumped.
 
2012-11-02 08:02:21 AM  

phrawgh: A. Brand. New. DOG!


metsmerizedonline.com

/as with any decent owner, I'd be wrecked if this happened to me
//yes owner, you aren't his/her parent ffs
 
2012-11-02 08:02:25 AM  

phrawgh: A. Brand. New. DOG!


Read this is Bob Barker's voice and was pleased.
 
2012-11-02 08:03:31 AM  
i46.tinypic.com

Oh well. Let's just murder one of these other dogs...
 
2012-11-02 08:05:14 AM  

mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.


I wondered what the internet perfection brigade would identify as the slight deviation which should be used to negate any empathy we might have for the person.
 
2012-11-02 08:05:18 AM  

kronicfeld: mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.

"Still, if you'd picked your child up from school on time, you never would've been in a position for that negligent driver to run a red light and kill you both."


Yeah, those are exactly the same.
 
2012-11-02 08:05:27 AM  
Jumped on a pizza delivery driver? He just wanted some food. Didn't bite, didn't growl -- WTF how is this interpreted as aggression?!? Who reported it?

Also, in the state where I live my dog only gets a rabies shot every two years, because the vaccine is effective that long, and giving a dog a rabies shot a year can cause skin lesions and other problems.

Thank God I don't live in that stupid state because (as much as I try to discourage it) my dog has jumped up on a couple of people but didn't ever hurt anyone.
 
2012-11-02 08:07:09 AM  
Umm.. you know animals are not people right?
 
2012-11-02 08:07:26 AM  

Earguy: Horrible, yes, but what else can you ask for? A cash settlement too? No matter what, you can't get your dead loved one back.


Sure you can, you just need to pick the right burial plot.

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kid_icarus: Well that and attacking pizza delivery girls.


It doesn't say he attacked her, it says he jumped on her. He probably scratched her in the process of trying to be overly friendly. Dogs do this sometimes, it happens.

Since so many people are such pantywaist morons anymore and piss their pants if a damn chipmunk runs within twenty feet of them that means quarantine because many jurisdictions, responding to the Great Concern of the aforementioned pantywaist morons, have enacted unnecessarily strict quarantine rules. 

Rabies is a serious disease, but dog "attack" rules in many places are just plain absurd.
 
2012-11-02 08:08:12 AM  
"Extensive retraining" of a few employees wouldn't be enough for me either. I think what he is asking for is perfectly reasonable. If they only put down 5 a week, it shouldn't be a big deal to have a few more administrative steps to help prevent these errors. The article makes it sound like there was a single form that said the dog had 10 days to be adopted out or be put down when it SHOULD have said the dog was under a 10 day quarantine. The kill process should be more involved.
 
2012-11-02 08:09:00 AM  

tbhouston: Umm.. you know animals are not people right?


2/10

You'll get some bites, but you need to counter the basic human empathetic response more forcefully than that you lazy bum.
 
2012-11-02 08:10:26 AM  

kim jong-un: mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.

I wondered what the internet perfection brigade would identify as the slight deviation which should be used to negate any empathy we might have for the person.


I have plenty of empathy, for the dog. He died through no fault of his own.

As for the rest of the story- sorry, but the world is a farked up place. Incompetents thrive, and you need to do whatever you can to protect yourself (and your dog) from them.

I always believed in assigning blame first and foremost to the person who starts the chain of events through negligence, careless or just plain farking up.  Yes, the shelter ultimately made the big mistake, but if the dog wasn't there for 10 days, they never would have had the chance. Maybe that is unfair, but the world tends to be that way.
 
2012-11-02 08:10:40 AM  

kid_icarus: mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.

Well that and attacking pizza delivery girls.


Well, that and explicity stating intent to reclaim.

This guy doesn't deserve a dog, and the dog sounds like he should have been put down. The vet should have said he was put down on temperament issues.
 
2012-11-02 08:10:52 AM  

bluefelix: "Extensive retraining" of a few employees wouldn't be enough for me either. I think what he is asking for is perfectly reasonable. If they only put down 5 a week, it shouldn't be a big deal to have a few more administrative steps to help prevent these errors. The article makes it sound like there was a single form that said the dog had 10 days to be adopted out or be put down when it SHOULD have said the dog was under a 10 day quarantine. The kill process should be more involved.


I'm sure you volunteer your time at a local shelter, right? I mean, I'd hate to think you're sitting here criticizing the staffing levels of an animal shelter from a position of ignorance or actual apathy... I wouldn't want to start thinking people on Fark are that callous...
 
2012-11-02 08:11:25 AM  

gopher321: Hey, shiat happens.


You sure do make your fellow Total Farkers proud, I bet.
 
2012-11-02 08:11:27 AM  
settle for nothing less than a leopard and $20K cash
 
2012-11-02 08:11:56 AM  
Oh wow this dropped a turd on my day

/hugging my dog when I get home
 
2012-11-02 08:12:28 AM  

tbhouston: Umm.. you know animals are not people right?


I know this is a troll 1/10, just because I am responding

My cat is every bit possessing of the rights of a creature on this planet. Same as you and me.
 
2012-11-02 08:12:34 AM  

bluefelix: "Extensive retraining" of a few employees wouldn't be enough for me either. I think what he is asking for is perfectly reasonable. If they only put down 5 a week, it shouldn't be a big deal to have a few more administrative steps to help prevent these errors. The article makes it sound like there was a single form that said the dog had 10 days to be adopted out or be put down when it SHOULD have said the dog was under a 10 day quarantine. The kill process should be more involved.


Totally this.
 
2012-11-02 08:16:55 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Jumped on a pizza delivery driver? He just wanted some food. Didn't bite, didn't growl -- WTF how is this interpreted as aggression?!? Who reported it?


Probably the doctor that treated whatever wounds the driver sustained. If the driver didn't want to report it, and the owner certainly didn't, then that's pretty much the only way Animal Control gets involved.

Crappy outcome, the shelter certainly should take a beating over this.
 
2012-11-02 08:18:37 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Jumped on a pizza delivery driver? He just wanted some food. Didn't bite, didn't growl -- WTF how is this interpreted as aggression?!? Who reported it?

Also, in the state where I live my dog only gets a rabies shot every two years, because the vaccine is effective that long, and giving a dog a rabies shot a year can cause skin lesions and other problems.

Thank God I don't live in that stupid state because (as much as I try to discourage it) my dog has jumped up on a couple of people but didn't ever hurt anyone.


There's likely more to the story than "jumped on a pizza delivery driver." A dog simply jumping up on someone isn't a story, especially for a delivery person who encounters dogs all the time. Any of those people your dog jump on but didn't hurt ever say "Don't worry, I don't want to press charges."?

The dog probably jumped up on her and nipped her and broke the skin, hence the quarantine. Had the dog been up to date on it's shots, the quarantine wouldn't have been necessary. On the flip side, had the dog who wasn't up to date on it's shots contracted rabies from a squirrel or something earlier that day, the mandated quarantine could have saved the delivery girls life.
 
2012-11-02 08:22:55 AM  

Snarfangel: kid_icarus: mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.

Well that and attacking pizza delivery girls.

I can guarantee the pizza guy was told "But he never attacks anyone!" after being jumped.


As a former pizza delivery boy, I can tell you that every vicious dog that nearly takes your leg off is, "...a big baby who just wants to play and wouldn't hurt anyone."
 
2012-11-02 08:22:57 AM  
If this had been a cat the Internet would have shut down from all the outrage.
 
2012-11-02 08:25:20 AM  

PoochUMD: Cold_Sassy: Jumped on a pizza delivery driver? He just wanted some food. Didn't bite, didn't growl -- WTF how is this interpreted as aggression?!? Who reported it?

Also, in the state where I live my dog only gets a rabies shot every two years, because the vaccine is effective that long, and giving a dog a rabies shot a year can cause skin lesions and other problems.

Thank God I don't live in that stupid state because (as much as I try to discourage it) my dog has jumped up on a couple of people but didn't ever hurt anyone.

There's likely more to the story than "jumped on a pizza delivery driver." A dog simply jumping up on someone isn't a story, especially for a delivery person who encounters dogs all the time. Any of those people your dog jump on but didn't hurt ever say "Don't worry, I don't want to press charges."?

The dog probably jumped up on her and nipped her and broke the skin, hence the quarantine. Had the dog been up to date on it's shots, the quarantine wouldn't have been necessary. On the flip side, had the dog who wasn't up to date on it's shots contracted rabies from a squirrel or something earlier that day, the mandated quarantine could have saved the delivery girls life.


Yes, you have a good point. In reading the article, the "reporter" makes no mention of any injuries, so I suppose they're either trying to start some trouble or just plain stupid about reporting, which seems to happen quite a bit nowadays. And no, nobody has ever said that Don't worry thing, either.
 
2012-11-02 08:25:26 AM  

PoochUMD: Had the dog been up to date on it's shots, the quarantine wouldn't have been necessary.


That's incorrect. Bites always result in quarantine, vaccines up to date or not. I find that if they are up to date, AC seems to be a lot more flexible about it and often lets them do it in their home. Bottom line- vaccines fail sometimes, and no health department is going to take any chance where rabies is concerned.
 
2012-11-02 08:25:29 AM  

kid_icarus: mr_a: Terrible story and hope it never happens to anyone.

Still, if you had kept your "one true dog's" vaccinations up to date, he never would have been in a position to be euthanized by incompetent workers.

Well that and attacking pizza delivery girls.


We never get delivery girls around here, always old dudes or idiot teens and their tricked out Hondas.

/lives in a nice suburb too
 
2012-11-02 08:26:10 AM  

mcsestretch: If this had been a cat the Internet would have shut down from all the outrage.


i301.photobucket.com

smells liek ethrr
 
2012-11-02 08:26:13 AM  

ultraholland: settle for nothing less than a leopardocelot and $20K cash


FTFY 

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-02 08:27:15 AM  

phrawgh: A. Brand. New. DOG!


For some reason, I read that in a game-show host voice. I'm a bad person.
 
2012-11-02 08:31:38 AM  
I can't even read that story, it's too heartbreaking.
 
2012-11-02 08:31:59 AM  

Matthew Keene: My cat is every bit possessing of the rights of a creature on this planet. Same as you and me.


I love my animals. But wat?
 
2012-11-02 08:32:35 AM  
You all are much nicer than I am. If you "accidentally euthanize" my dog, I'll sue you into the ground and make sure whoever was in charge never works again.

/Assuming its from laxity, if there's some bizarre, completely understandable reason, I'll just sue you
 
2012-11-02 08:35:15 AM  

FitzShivering: You all are much nicer than I am. If you "accidentally euthanize" my dog, I'll sue you into the ground and make sure whoever was in charge never works again.


I'm not saying it's right, when you sue for the loss of a pet, the most you'll get is the replacement cost of the pet. That's it.
 
2012-11-02 08:35:18 AM  

FitzShivering: You all are much nicer than I am. If you "accidentally euthanize" my dog, I'll sue you into the ground and make sure whoever was in charge never works again.

/Assuming its from laxity, if there's some bizarre, completely understandable reason, I'll just sue you


No, you won't. Not a criminal matter. Most lawyers won't touch animal cases as there is no money for them there. Even if you file it yourself, most states will allow recovery of material costs (such as medical care, of which there isn't any) and replacement. You'd be lucky to get a thousand bucks.

I get the sentiment, but the courts will not help you here.
 
2012-11-02 08:35:23 AM  

Yakk: phrawgh: A. Brand. New. DOG!

Read this is Bob Barker's voice and was pleased.


Always thought Barker should just hand out pet castrations as prizes. Considering how people react to winning on that show, I'd love to see someone jumping up and down and shrieking with glee because their dog got its balls cut off.
 
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