WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A West Valley woman says her dog named Chocolate was neglected at Amor Animal Hospital during her week long vacation, but the Hospital’s manager says this claim is not true.
“Was Chocolate neglected or abused in any way?”ABC 4’s Noah Bond asked Animal Hospital Manager Sally Stevenson. “Absolutely not,” she responded.
Becky Perkins left her 15-year-old Weimaraner and German Wirehaired Pointer mix in the Animal Hospital’s care during her vacation from February 23 to March 2.
Perkin’s sister Rhonie Smith picked up the dog and says it has pressure sores, diarrhea matted into its paws, and injuries to its hips and left shoulder when she picked him up.
Perkins filed a complaint with the West Jordan Police Department, but it won’t release documents because the investigation is active.
The Better Business Bureau gives Amor Animal Hospital an A plus rating. It has no previous complaints.
Stevenson says Chocolate was extremely anxious when he was dropped off at the Animal Hospital and his situation never improved. She says it’s more common for older dogs to struggle while their owners are away on vacation.
Click on the 'Raw Video' link above to hear Perkins' allegations against the animal hospital.