A couple has told of their heartbreak after their Dalmatian puppy was killed at a doggy daycare earlier this year.
Emma Gee, 34, and her husband fell in love with their Liverspot Dalmatian Taylor and said she was their “baby” who was “loved to the ends of the earth”.
On January 27, Emma received a call from Heronswood Canine Retreat, also known as A&T Trained Dogs, in Lancaster that their 10-month-old puppy had been killed in their care.
They were told Taylor was involved in an incident with an older dog which resulted in the death of their puppy.
She told LancsLive : “Despite CCTV cameras being dotted round; when officially asked by myself I was told there was no footage.”
The Lounge Doggy Day-Care is the largest dog care facility in the North West and is for owners who may be “out at work all day”.
Dogs are dropped off in the morning and then picked up in the evening.
Emma said: “Taylor was a Liverspot Dalmatian puppy. She was our little girl and our very best friend. She came everywhere with us and life revolved around her and spending time together.
“e don’t have children, she was our baby – loved to the ends of the earth and she wanted for nothing.”
She continued: “We have patiently and painfully waited and now Lancaster City Council has concluded its investigations.
We really appreciate how seriously they have taken it.”
She explained: “We do not wish any other fur baby mummy and daddies to go through what we have suffered over the last six months.
“Our hearts are broken – the worst experience of our lives and something which I do not think either of us will ever get over.
“Dog owners make wiser choices than the one we made – don’t be fooled by marketing campaigns or buildings that appear fancy. We love you, Taylor.”
Emma said that on July 28 the council’s licensing committee concluded several conditions of the day care’s licence had been breached.