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Woman’s Heartbreak: Euthanized Dog Found Alive and Up for Adoption

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Discover the heart-wrenching story of Kristie Pereira who thought her dog was euthanized, only to find him up for adoption. Dive into the shocking details and ongoing struggle.

Kristie Pereira’s Heartbreaking Tale: From Euthanasia to Adoption Fiasco

In a bizarre and unsettling turn of events, Kristie Pereira, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, found herself in a desperate struggle to reclaim her dog, who she thought had been euthanized. The story began in late 2022 when Kristie adopted a young puppy named Beau from the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation. Beau, just two months old at the time, quickly became an inseparable companion to Kristie. However, a severe health decline in Beau forced Kristie to make the heart-wrenching decision to have him euthanized.

Despite efforts to save Beau, including consulting with multiple veterinarians who suspected neurological and liver problems, his condition worsened. The decision was influenced by discussions with the rescue foundation, which supported the euthanasia as the most humane option.

The Shocking Discovery: Beau is Alive and Up for Adoption

In a shocking twist, Kristie discovered last week that Beau was alive and listed for adoption on the very rescue foundation's website. When she reached out to them, Kristie found out that veterinarians at Montgomery County Animal Services had decided against euthanizing Beau at the last minute due to a misdiagnosis. It turned out Beau only had liver disease, which was corrected with a $7,000 surgery funded by a GoFundMe campaign.

However, her attempts to reclaim Beau were met with hostility. Staff at the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation were exceptionally rude and accused her of abandoning Beau. The foundation firmly stated their policy against rehoming a surrendered dog back to its previous owner, citing their mission to save adoptable dogs from euthanasia.

With Montgomery County Animal Services stating they are contractually obligated to return animals to the rescue, Kristie has no choice but to face the civil matter between herself and the foundation. Meanwhile, Beau remains listed for adoption.

  • The situation has drawn significant attention, raising questions about the policies of animal rescue organizations and the ethics surrounding such decisions. Pereira's experience underscores the emotional and financial burdens that come with pet ownership, especially when faced with complex medical issues.
  • Moreover, it highlights the importance of transparency and communication between pet owners and rescue organizations to prevent such tragic misunderstandings. The case of Kristie and Beau continues to spark debates on social media, with many rallying in support of Kristie’s quest to reunite with her beloved pet.
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