Target: Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital
Goal: To stop turning away animals who are in desperate need of medical attention and care
Despite being an animal hospital, the Anderson Inner City Hospital has been known to turn away animals who are desperately in need of medical attention. Several instances have occurred in which the hospital has turned away puppies on the brink of death. Some of these puppies were later rescued by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) but not all of them were able to survive; prompt medical intervention by the animal hospital could have saved them.
Recently, a pit bull puppy was turned away by the Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital. The puppy was found in the hospital’s parking lot by two emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The EMTs said that they found the puppy lying in the extreme cold. Had they arrived any later the puppy would have frozen to death. They also reported that the puppy was found in an emaciated state; she was practically “skin and bones.” After being rejected by the animal hospital, the EMTs took it upon themselves to take the puppy to the local SPCA shelter. The EMTs ultimately saved the puppy’s life where the hospital failed.
The puppy, now named “Metro”, is currently being cared for by SPCA veterinarians. Despite some improvements, Metro’s condition has yet to be fully determined. She is currently being medically supported but will soon be taken off the support in order to determine if her body is capable of regulating itself. Although her condition is being heavily guarded at the moment, veterinarians are hopeful that she will be able to make a recovery.
No animal deserves to be rejected when they are in desperate need. Metro did not have to suffer the way that she did. If the Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital had taken her in and given her prompt medical attention, she might have had the opportunity to be in a better condition and have a speedier recovery. Sign the petition below to demand that the Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital stop rejecting animals in need.
Dear Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital,
I am completely appalled that you rejected a emaciated puppy from your hospital. This puppy was in extreme need and you cruelly left it in your parking lot with little regard to whether she would survive or not. As an animal hospital, it is your duty to help animals who are desperately in need of medical attention.
This puppy is now under the care of SPCA veterinarians where she is currently fighting for her life. Prompt medical attention from your animal hospital could have given her a better chance of recovery. I am urging you to never let this happen to another animal again. Please take the action to fulfill your duties as an animal hospital and actually take the time to help animals who are in need. Stop rejecting animals from your hospital and give them the medical attention they deserve.
[Your Name Here]
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