My Story-Pass it On-Save Lives……
On 12/23/13 I took my dog to Parma Animal Hospital after she slipped on tile and pulled a muscle in her back leg. She was a happy, healthy 7 year old with a sore leg. I took her and they said I would have to leave her for x-rays. They neglected to inform me or get my permission to sedate her for the x-rays. I only found out when I called later that day when I called to pick her up and they said I couldn’t because she wasn’t’ out of the sedation.
Called next day, they said I could pick her up. Went in, first thing they presented to me was the bill which I paid with my credit card. Only after the bill was paid did they allow me to see her. Shock is an understatement. She was completely paralyzed and crying. I asked why, and Dr. Tulodzieski said he didn’t know why. He’s the vet-he’s supposed to know. I’m sure he knew-because he was responsible for what happened to her. He dragged her out with a towel around her belly like a sack of potatoes and said she couldn’t go home.
The day after Xmas he called and said she was DEAD! I asked why and how my 7 yr old baby could die from a sprained leg? He just kept dancing around an answer saying she was a nice dog, they all liked her etc. Again-total shock. He said they had a service that would take care of her body. After the shock lessened I thought of why he wouldn’t give me a legitimate cause of death-because he screwed up and he killed her. This is also why he wanted to get rid of the body so quickly and have this service take care of it. I saved her from a shelter, couldn’t save her from her own vet.
I disputed the charge with my credit card company-I wasn’t going to pay for them to kill my baby. The office lady, Peg, called on ago 2/11/14 and wanted to know why I was disputing the charge. I explained why and got no argument-verification they know they killed her. Then she said, Oh by the way, what do you want us to do with her body? OMG! I was told way back on 12/26/13 the service they use was taking ca