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Reports: Puppies likely died from heat stroke, asphyxia

Original post made on Nov 19, 2021

Seven puppies that died in the care of Palo Alto animal services operator Pets in Need on Aug. 2 likely succumbed from heat stroke and/or asphyxiation, three final necropsy reports on the animals concluded.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 19, 2021, 6:51 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Heckity
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 19, 2021 at 11:53 am

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This is one of the most disturbing and heartbreaking articles I've read. And coupled with photos of how the van was stacked, all of those animals were COOKING.

What a disastrous failure on the part of these three employees and PIN. Protocol should have dictated that with 27 animals, the larger van must be used and one of the employees shouldn't have gone on the trip.

I hope this story stays with all of them as they attempt to move into new animal-based organizations. A horror story.


Posted by Generationally challenged
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:48 pm

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Posted by Violet Hernandez
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 19, 2021 at 2:09 pm

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@Generationally challenged - Unfortunately the leadership at the top is more focused on their image rather than actually doing good for the animals.


Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 20, 2021 at 3:39 pm

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Heckity is right, this was awful. What were those two experienced employees thinking? How could they conduct a rescue run like this?


Posted by NanaDi
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 22, 2021 at 11:23 am

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I am shocked and baffled at the cruelty shown by people who were entrusted with the care and safety of these poor creatures. A real tragedy, and I hope that it is one from which some valuable lessons are learned and put into practice. It seems a sad truth that "Some people should never have children", and that Some People Should Never Be Entrusted with The Care of Animals.


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