Garland, TX – A Dutch shepherd pup sent to a Garland board and training facility died of severe dehydration and heat stroke while in the trainer’s care. As reported by Fox 4 News, the trainer is now under investigation by the authorities.
The eight-month-old pup, Leia, belonged to Jason Daniels, who is devastated that his pet suffered tremendously before dying at Professional K9s. Daniels tells the news agency:
“I thought that she was a responsible, reasonable trainer, but that turned out to be a mistake.”
The veterinarian who performed the necropsy on Leia’s body noted that the “pads on the bottom of her feet were blistered completely off,” and the official report stated “her eyes were sunken in, she had hemorrhages on her vital organs, and she was covered in vomit and feces.”
She was there wondering where I was and when I was coming to save her, you know.
Daniels’ other dog, a six-month-old German Shepherd named Rey, was at the facility at the same time Leia was – Rey survived but came home thin and dehydrated.
The Garland Police are investigating Leia’s death, but no criminal charges have been filed yet.
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