R.I.P. Stallone, know that you were loved
Janine: To the owners of the dog I killed this afternoon.
2 days ago you surrendered your senior dog to a high kill shelter with his hind end paralyzed.
You told the staff that you didn't know what happened to him. And then you left.
I was contacted about your dog, asking to help.
I named your dog Stallone, because I didn't know his real name.
I couldn't pet your dog, because if I tried, he would attempt to bite me. I didn't blame him.
We assumed he had been hit by a car, because of the way his hind legs dangled behind him. We assumed that those bloody wounds were road rash. And we assumed that he could be helped.
However, the x-rays showed that he has been paralyzed for a while now. The sores on his hind legs are from him pulling himself around, because he couldn't walk.
I wasn't able to help your dog cross the rainbow bridge today, because I couldn't hold him, pet him, or give him kisses. I had to watch him take his last breath with a muzzle on his face.
Because of your dishonesty, I prolonged your dog’s suffering for two days longer than it should have been.
R.I.P. Stallone. I am so sorry that your suffering was prolonged. Please know you were loved and will never be forgotten.