In California, a 6-year-old Chihuahua died after her grooming appointment in Petsmart Campbell.
Terri Lynn was an affectionate pooch. Her owner Katherine Rodes described her as a pooch who never saw a lap she didn’t like. Sadly, on June 28, the sweet dog passed away after a nail grooming appointment went wrong.
“How do you go from a five-minute nail trim to telling memy dog’s not coming back with me when I just saw her 10 minutes ago,” Rhodes told KTVU.
She said she dropped off Terri Lynn at PetSmart on West Hamilton in Campbell in Tuesday and returned five minutes later. She then noticed something wrong with her beloved Chihuahua despite a recent clean bill of health from her vet. Terri Lynn went very limp, Rhodes said.
Terri Lynn was rushed to a veterinarian nearby, but was pronounced dead just minutes later. Rhodes still doesn’t know what caused her dog’s death but she has her suspicions.
“When you’re holding a dog, I feel like they were holding he a little harder just to keep her calm,” she said. “I feel like she was squeezed where she couldn’t breathe anymore.”
PetSmart issued an apology and statement regarding the incident saying they’re “saddened by the loss of Terri Lynn” adding that the staff in charge of doing the dog’s nail grooming “followed all safety policies and procedures by immediately recognizing signs of stress during the nail trim.”
But up to now, nobody knows what went wrong.
PETA Officials always recommend owners the be always present when their pets are being groomed.
“We recommend doing a house call so that the groomer and pet can be under surveillance at all times,” said Colleen O’Brien.
Rhodes said a necropsy is scheduled to find out Terri Lynn’s cause of death, but the result won’t be available for another month.
Rest in peace, Terri Lynn.