Paws n Claws Bed Complaint - Kennel kept and sedated my dog

Review by sammy.jackson51@yahoo.com on 2010-07-01
ODENVILLE, ALABAMA -- I dropped my dog off at "Paws n Claws, Bed & Biscuit" for a three day stay. When I returned to pick up my dog they refused to give the her back to me. I called the police and the officer came and told me it was a civil matter. I contacted my attorney and prepared to start the legal process. Finally after refusing to let me see my dog or take her home for two days, the kennel let me have her. The dog was heavily sedated and had an infection the size of a man's hand on her side. No explanations... No excuses... No apologies. I wish someone would shut this place down to prevent this from happening again. So, as I sit here looking at my hurt and sedated dog, I'm hoping this message will somehow prevent another family from taking their dog or cat to this kennel.
Comments:14 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-08-13
Posted by goduke on 2010-07-01:
1. Get your dog to a vet. Pronto.
2. Contact your local TV station "troubleshooters". They like stories about pups.
3. Contact the attorney general for your state.
4. Sue them for the vet bills.

Hope your friend gets better quickly!
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-07-01:
Good advice, goduke. This is a pet owner's worst nightmare. OP, get the word out so it doesn't happen to someone else.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-07-01:
I am afraid if someone had done this to either of our dogs, I would not be able to control myself. They had better come up with some reasonable explanation. Goduke gave you some excewllent advice and I second him, totally.
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-07-01:
i would like to hear the otherr side of this story.
Posted by Sheriffs Uncle on 2010-07-01:
This is not a review that begs to hear the other side. I don't understand why you are asking that question.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-07-01:
That's usually my first thought, too, but in this case I can't imagine what the other side would be. If there was a legitimate explanation, it would have been given when the OP arrived to pick up the dog. I have to agree with Starlord on this one. I wouldn't have left without my dog, even if it meant getting arrested.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-07-01:
Don't see another side for retrieving my property. With GD, SL and V09.
Posted by Helpful on 2010-07-02:
I am a huge animal lover. I'm of the mind that the only reason God created us was to take care of his other creatures ;-)

I would be interested in hearing the other side of this. Specifically, what was the reason this place was giving for not giving back your dog? My concern would be that they felt the OP was the cause of the dog's problem.

Either way, my prayers for her safe recovery.
Posted by Buddy01 on 2010-07-02:
Helpful, my thought is the opposite of yours. I think the kennel did something and they didn't want the OP to find out.
Posted by NanS123 on 2010-07-02:
I'm a huge animal lover too and I am owned by five dogs (rescues). If anything like that ever happened to any of mine, I'd all ready have a lawyer to sue for the vet expenses, just to start with! No wonder they didn't want to return your dog, they were trying to hide it.

How is your dog doing now?
Posted by shayen on 2010-07-02:
Awesome advice from Goduke!
Posted by Starlord on 2010-07-02:
We are having issues in the apartment complex we just moved into, and as a member of the security committee, I am going to stake out the parking lot tonight,and however long it takes. We have somebody cutting up hot dogs and scattering them around the property. The manager has some the wife picked up and is considering calling the police and seeing if the state patrol crime lab will check them. I know one of our dogs is sick right now, but unknown if it is from the hot dogs. If I find out who it is, I won't fool with Small Claims, as the limit in Washington is either $2500 or $3000, depending on who is speaking. I will criminally prosecute and sue for her worth of ten grand. She is a Hearing Assist dog, cross-trained for diabetes.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-07-02:
Buddy, as you can see from the comments here, most people agree with you. Thinking the opposite is certainly outside the box and says a lot.
Posted by herbang on 2010-08-13:
I think the Police Officer had a duty to get your dog released and did not own up to his responsibility. They were actually stealing from you, right in front of the Police Officer, and he did nothing.

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