Why this petition matters
In June 2021, we lost our beautiful 3 year old retriever, Megan, due to what we believe is vet negligence.
Megan had been taken for a C-Section, and had gone into cardiac and respiratory arrest during the surgery. In the words of a staff member present during her surgery “nobody knows how long she wasn’t breathing before we noticed”. Megan was returned to us having suffered substantial brain damage. She died shortly after being brought through to us.
This was one of many hideous events throughout this day.
Having seen the medical notes and records from the practice, we are alarmed that the parameter machine monitoring Megan had failed, and therefore couldn’t alert anybody to Megan’s condition. we have asked for the servicing records for the equipment, to be told that there are none.
Apparently there is no legislation to cover this kind of thing.
We are also concerned that the practice in question has not taken any responsibility for her death, and has lied to cover up errors. The staff who were supervising Megan during her surgery had gone for lunch, leaving one vet and one untrained veterinary care assistant to complete the surgery, and monitor her.
If this had happened to a human there would be an absolute uproar so where are our pets rights to have their safety upheld?
This petition is not about gaining any compensation from the vets. No amount of money would ever bring our beautiful Megan back to us, and we have never wanted monetary gain from this. Our aim is to have the issue of animal rights brought to light, with emphasis on the need for strict regulations around the care of animals, regularly servicing of equipment, and routine inspections of establishments that deliver care of any form to animals.
Thank you for your support
In response to one of the comments, 10 puppies survived on that day. The first one she gave birth to was stillborn and was cremated with his mum.