Petco fires employee included in loss of life of golden retriever

Colby’s proprietor, Allison Marks of Virginia, claims she intends to push costs. Petco said Thursday the employees included in the demise of a 2-yr-outdated golden retriever named Colby are no for a longer time with the firm. The store’s grooming salons have also stopped using kennel driers like the a single where the puppy was located useless.

Colby’s proprietor, Allison Marks of Virginia, was advised by a Petco worker on Tuesday that the dog’s demise was the result of heat stroke brought on by a kennel dryer. In its most modern assertion, nevertheless, Petco mentioned “no heat was employed, and is not utilized in any of our grooming salons.”

The statement adds that “animal care protocols had been not followed” and that Petco is “employing this incident to strengthen our requirements of care, and will be conducting nationwide [education] periods.” The lead to of Colby’s death, nonetheless, is not identified.

“We take total responsibility for what happened, and stay heartbroken in excess of Colby’s premature passing,” the statement stated. “[W]e’re dedicated to undertaking almost everything in our power to avert this variety of tragedy from at any time happening again.”

Marks advised CNN affiliate WTVR that she intends to press fees. The station also noted the regional animal management is investigating the incident as nicely.

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