PDSA Pet Aid Hospital launches formal investigation after family dog, Tia, dies - despite vets saying she was not sick

'She was the light of our lives' - family dog dies after vets said she was not sick

'She was the light of our lives' - family dog dies after vets said she was not sick

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A Carpenders Park family are mourning their beloved dog after she bled to death in their arms - weeks after they were told she was not sick.

Barbara Jones and her son, James, made repeated trips to PDSA Pet Aid Hospital, Church End, Hendon, after their American Bulldog stopped eating and began vomiting at the end of January.

But after five visits, the veterinary clinic finally found a sock blocking her intestine - but it was not enough to save the “placid and gentle” two-year-old.

After her death, the family went back to the clinic to pick up her body ahead of her funeral - only to be told she had already been released to a crematorium without their consent.

PDSA have now launched a formal investigation into the two incidents, after the family condemned the “shocking” treatment they received.

Mrs Jones, 50, said: “Tia was the light of our lives, but by the end of it she was so weak and sick, even though they insisted she wasn’t. It was heartbreaking.

“She was well loved and what’s happened is hard to put into words. I’m angry and upset because if this hadn’t been missed, she might still be alive today.”

When doctors finally gave her an x-ray and found the sock on Wednesday, February 5, more than a week after her first appointment, she was admitted for emergency surgery.

The white dog was allowed back home to Oulton Way, Carpenders Park  - but minutes after they arrived it became clear she was in agony.

Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones said: “We put her on her bed and she suddenly starting bleeding all over the place, right in front of our eyes. There was nothing we could do.

“We were panicked, crying her all over the place and took her back to the vets. But a few minutes into the journey, James said - ‘mum, she’s not breathing.’ My heart sunk.

“We were talking to her and telling her to hang on, but we just knew she had already gone.

“We left her body at the vets, but when we went to pick her up, we were told it had already been released.

“It’s so hard to come to terms with what happened.”

On Monday, February 17, they finally tracked her body down to a crematorium in Cambridge and PDSA apologised for their mistake by organising a private ambulance to bring her body home.

Tia had been a gift to Mrs Jones and her husband, Paul, on their wedding day four years ago.

The couple have two other dogs, a Jack Russell named Logan and a Springer Spaniel named Zara, but say nothing will ever fill the void Tia has left.

Mrs Jones, who has back problems and is registered disabled, also said the white dog provided a huge comfort to her at times of pain.

A statement from PDSA said: “Our sympathy goes out to Tia’s owners.

“We are unable to comment on the specific details of this case due to client confidentiality.

“PDSA treats all complaints very seriously. We are in contact with Tia’s owners and a full investigation will be carried out.”

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12:07am Mon 24 Feb 14

LSC says...

I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it. LSC
  • Score: 3

10:22am Mon 24 Feb 14

garston tony says...

Losing a loved pet can be difficult but I have to agree with LSC, it ate something it shouldnt (as animals are prone to doing) and you could probably argue all day long and longer wether the vet should have found that out sooner or not (i would imagine that if the dog had seen 100 vets a fair proportion would have missed it too).

Yes maybe they shouldnt have released the body but they returned it. Its a sad event but just one of those things
Losing a loved pet can be difficult but I have to agree with LSC, it ate something it shouldnt (as animals are prone to doing) and you could probably argue all day long and longer wether the vet should have found that out sooner or not (i would imagine that if the dog had seen 100 vets a fair proportion would have missed it too). Yes maybe they shouldnt have released the body but they returned it. Its a sad event but just one of those things garston tony
  • Score: 6

12:02pm Mon 24 Feb 14

LocalBoy1 says...

I agree with LSC, it seems harsh but you can' blame the PDSA, they are a charity who do there best with limited funds. PDSA only treats one pedigree pet per household, this person (Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones) had three dogs

Eligibility:-
PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction)..
......... So, everything FREE and then take the story to the W/O when care isn't quite up to private vet care. Perhaps pet insurance might be an idea? Or just one dog??
I agree with LSC, it seems harsh but you can' blame the PDSA, they are a charity who do there best with limited funds. PDSA only treats one pedigree pet per household, this person (Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones) had three dogs Eligibility:- PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction).. ......... So, everything FREE and then take the story to the W/O when care isn't quite up to private vet care. Perhaps pet insurance might be an idea? Or just one dog?? LocalBoy1
  • Score: 14

12:38pm Mon 24 Feb 14

highhigh says...

LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Are you able to talk on behalf of all dogs now?
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Are you able to talk on behalf of all dogs now? highhigh
  • Score: -3

1:12pm Mon 24 Feb 14

LSC says...

highhigh wrote:
LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Are you able to talk on behalf of all dogs now?
Eh? I wasn't talking on behalf of anyone but myself. This is a 'comments section' and I commented. You are welcome to debate my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]highhigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Are you able to talk on behalf of all dogs now?[/p][/quote]Eh? I wasn't talking on behalf of anyone but myself. This is a 'comments section' and I commented. You are welcome to debate my opinion. LSC
  • Score: 9

1:34pm Mon 24 Feb 14

mrdustyfog says...

it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press. mrdustyfog
  • Score: 5

8:35pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Nascot says...

LocalBoy1 wrote:
I agree with LSC, it seems harsh but you can' blame the PDSA, they are a charity who do there best with limited funds. PDSA only treats one pedigree pet per household, this person (Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones) had three dogs

Eligibility:-
PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction)..

......... So, everything FREE and then take the story to the W/O when care isn't quite up to private vet care. Perhaps pet insurance might be an idea? Or just one dog??
Or slightly less kids?
[quote][p][bold]LocalBoy1[/bold] wrote: I agree with LSC, it seems harsh but you can' blame the PDSA, they are a charity who do there best with limited funds. PDSA only treats one pedigree pet per household, this person (Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones) had three dogs Eligibility:- PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction).. ......... So, everything FREE and then take the story to the W/O when care isn't quite up to private vet care. Perhaps pet insurance might be an idea? Or just one dog??[/p][/quote]Or slightly less kids? Nascot
  • Score: 3

11:43am Tue 25 Feb 14

Harry's Bar says...

Odd wedding present. I got a toaster and a cutlery set.
Odd wedding present. I got a toaster and a cutlery set. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 2

3:25pm Tue 25 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis.

They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4.



Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin
g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis. They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4. Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on.... CaptainPC
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mrdustyfog says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Odd wedding present. I got a toaster and a cutlery set.
I hope you had insurance on them :D
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Odd wedding present. I got a toaster and a cutlery set.[/p][/quote]I hope you had insurance on them :D mrdustyfog
  • Score: -2

9:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

Wednesday the 29th of January
In the evening Tia was being a little bit sick we was not too worried as we thought she had probably eaten something that did not agree with her

Thursday the 30th of January
Tia did not seem that bad she had eaten a bit of chicken and rice

Friday the 31st of January
Tia stopped eating as of last night and all of today, we phoned the PDSA in Hendon and explained that Tia was being sick and that we was concerned as she was refusing food, the receptionist was quite rude to me she asked why we had left her a few days without food, we explained that this has happened to Tia before but she always had picked up after 2 days.
The receptionist came across very patronising and said I suppose I had better make you an appointment for Saturday.

Saturday the 1st of February
Me and my mum took Tia to PDSA Hendon where we were seen by a vet.
The vet said Tia's heart sounded fine, she said just persevere with Tia and keep offering her the chicken and rice so reluctantly we went back home, Tia was still being really sick and refusing to eat this was not normal for Tia.

Sunday the 2nd of February
Tia continued to be sick, the PDSA at Hendon told us to keep up with trying her on the chicken and rice.

Monday the 3rd of February
We took Tia to the out of hours vets as we all was very concerned that she was still not eating and the amount of times Tia was being sick, after all she was not eating so what was Tia throwing up, the vet gave Tia a glucose injection and told us it should kick start her into eating.
Tuesday the 4th of February
We went to PDSA Hendon and again expressed our concerns about Tia being sick, they listened to her heart again and said that was fine, we told the vet that Tia had a habit of chewing on socks which I had mentioned in previous conversations, we always tried our best to take every precaution to prevent her chewing on clothes.

The vet said it could be pancreatitis so they gave us some tablets to give Tia, the tablets were Anteseptin 1g one to be taken three times a day eight hours apart but an hour before food.

The problem was she still refused to eat, we was then given another tablet Zitac 200mg one tablet twice a day but two hours after food this time, the problem again was Tia was still not eating she had no interest in any food at all not even the chicken and rice, at this point Tia was also getting quite weak.

We was also told if we used the out of hour’s vets again we would get a warning letter for using them too much, they said the cost to PDSA was a lot.

We left Tia with Hendon PDSA so they could do an x-ray, they phoned me to collect Tia and said the x-ray was clear and she could go home but to make an appointment for the Friday.

Wednesday the 5th of February
I called the PDSA voicing my concerns that Tia was still very sick and not eating, the receptionist told me to hold on the line, she came back and said that the vet said we had not given the tablets enough time to work and to ring back the next day if there is no change, I told them that I was very concerned that Tia was getting weaker by the evening.
Tia was still being sick but it was a brown colour this time so we phoned the out of hour’s vets and they asked me to take her in again.
We explained to the vet what had been going on with Tia the vet asked if the PDSA vet had done any blood tests, we said no so she did some blood tests and it showed that Tia was quite dehydrated and they put her on a drip straight away and kept her overnight, we was told that we should pick her up the next day and take her back to PDSA Hendon, I had an appointment so I could not pick Tia up on that occasion so I asked my step dad to pick her up.

Thursday the 6th of February
When my step father arrived to pick up Tia from PDSA Hendon he was greeted by a rather rude vet who demanded to know where I was, my step father informed the vet that I had an urgent appointment but she still continued to be rude, my step father was asked to sign a release form so that Tia could have an operation to find out if and what was causing the blockage, I also had to confirm by telephone that I gave permission for the operation to go ahead, they said that they doubt very much that they would find anything.

Hendon PDSA did the operation late that morning, I received a phone call about 2pm to say that I could pick her up at 5pm, when I went to collect Tia My mother came with me, they said that they had found a sock blocking her small intestine and asked if we would like to keep it. I inform the vet that I did not want the sock so the vet brought Tia out to us.

Tia didn't seem her usual self we called her but she didn't even lift her head, she was struggling to stand up so we informed the vet that Tia didn't seem right, she said it was the anaesthetic and it would wear off Tia just needed to sleep it off, while they were writing a prescription for some painkillers Tia lent against the door slid down and landed on the floor on her side the vet again said it was the anaesthetic but we was concerned.

We picked her up and put her in my mother’s car, on the way home there was a strange smell we thought that she had passed wind and that it was because of the operation, when we got back home Tia was still struggling so we put her on her bed, she made no attempt to move after about 5 minutes we noticed Tia was bleeding so I phoned the emergency vets we was told to get her to them, we all started to panic and rushed to get her into the car.

Within 10 minutes of driving to the vets Tia bled heavily from her mouth and back end Tia died in my arms.

When we got to the vets they confirmed that Tia was dead, devastated and heartbroken I left Tia there, I was told I had to pick her up in the morning (Friday) and take her over to PDSA Hendon.

When we arrived at Hendon PDSA we was greeted by an area manager for the PDSA she told me and my family that they were under staffed and that they had to cancel other operations me and my family all agree because of this Tia died, also I am angry that the receptionist had a go at me for leaving Tia without food for two days, yet they were quite happy knowing as the days went on that she had not eaten in total it was 8 days.. They did not do any tests on her until Wednesday when they did the x-ray how could they have missed what was inside her lower intestine.
Wednesday the 29th of January In the evening Tia was being a little bit sick we was not too worried as we thought she had probably eaten something that did not agree with her Thursday the 30th of January Tia did not seem that bad she had eaten a bit of chicken and rice Friday the 31st of January Tia stopped eating as of last night and all of today, we phoned the PDSA in Hendon and explained that Tia was being sick and that we was concerned as she was refusing food, the receptionist was quite rude to me she asked why we had left her a few days without food, we explained that this has happened to Tia before but she always had picked up after 2 days. The receptionist came across very patronising and said I suppose I had better make you an appointment for Saturday. Saturday the 1st of February Me and my mum took Tia to PDSA Hendon where we were seen by a vet. The vet said Tia's heart sounded fine, she said just persevere with Tia and keep offering her the chicken and rice so reluctantly we went back home, Tia was still being really sick and refusing to eat this was not normal for Tia. Sunday the 2nd of February Tia continued to be sick, the PDSA at Hendon told us to keep up with trying her on the chicken and rice. Monday the 3rd of February We took Tia to the out of hours vets as we all was very concerned that she was still not eating and the amount of times Tia was being sick, after all she was not eating so what was Tia throwing up, the vet gave Tia a glucose injection and told us it should kick start her into eating. Tuesday the 4th of February We went to PDSA Hendon and again expressed our concerns about Tia being sick, they listened to her heart again and said that was fine, we told the vet that Tia had a habit of chewing on socks which I had mentioned in previous conversations, we always tried our best to take every precaution to prevent her chewing on clothes. The vet said it could be pancreatitis so they gave us some tablets to give Tia, the tablets were Anteseptin 1g one to be taken three times a day eight hours apart but an hour before food. The problem was she still refused to eat, we was then given another tablet Zitac 200mg one tablet twice a day but two hours after food this time, the problem again was Tia was still not eating she had no interest in any food at all not even the chicken and rice, at this point Tia was also getting quite weak. We was also told if we used the out of hour’s vets again we would get a warning letter for using them too much, they said the cost to PDSA was a lot. We left Tia with Hendon PDSA so they could do an x-ray, they phoned me to collect Tia and said the x-ray was clear and she could go home but to make an appointment for the Friday. Wednesday the 5th of February I called the PDSA voicing my concerns that Tia was still very sick and not eating, the receptionist told me to hold on the line, she came back and said that the vet said we had not given the tablets enough time to work and to ring back the next day if there is no change, I told them that I was very concerned that Tia was getting weaker by the evening. Tia was still being sick but it was a brown colour this time so we phoned the out of hour’s vets and they asked me to take her in again. We explained to the vet what had been going on with Tia the vet asked if the PDSA vet had done any blood tests, we said no so she did some blood tests and it showed that Tia was quite dehydrated and they put her on a drip straight away and kept her overnight, we was told that we should pick her up the next day and take her back to PDSA Hendon, I had an appointment so I could not pick Tia up on that occasion so I asked my step dad to pick her up. Thursday the 6th of February When my step father arrived to pick up Tia from PDSA Hendon he was greeted by a rather rude vet who demanded to know where I was, my step father informed the vet that I had an urgent appointment but she still continued to be rude, my step father was asked to sign a release form so that Tia could have an operation to find out if and what was causing the blockage, I also had to confirm by telephone that I gave permission for the operation to go ahead, they said that they doubt very much that they would find anything. Hendon PDSA did the operation late that morning, I received a phone call about 2pm to say that I could pick her up at 5pm, when I went to collect Tia My mother came with me, they said that they had found a sock blocking her small intestine and asked if we would like to keep it. I inform the vet that I did not want the sock so the vet brought Tia out to us. Tia didn't seem her usual self we called her but she didn't even lift her head, she was struggling to stand up so we informed the vet that Tia didn't seem right, she said it was the anaesthetic and it would wear off Tia just needed to sleep it off, while they were writing a prescription for some painkillers Tia lent against the door slid down and landed on the floor on her side the vet again said it was the anaesthetic but we was concerned. We picked her up and put her in my mother’s car, on the way home there was a strange smell we thought that she had passed wind and that it was because of the operation, when we got back home Tia was still struggling so we put her on her bed, she made no attempt to move after about 5 minutes we noticed Tia was bleeding so I phoned the emergency vets we was told to get her to them, we all started to panic and rushed to get her into the car. Within 10 minutes of driving to the vets Tia bled heavily from her mouth and back end Tia died in my arms. When we got to the vets they confirmed that Tia was dead, devastated and heartbroken I left Tia there, I was told I had to pick her up in the morning (Friday) and take her over to PDSA Hendon. When we arrived at Hendon PDSA we was greeted by an area manager for the PDSA she told me and my family that they were under staffed and that they had to cancel other operations me and my family all agree because of this Tia died, also I am angry that the receptionist had a go at me for leaving Tia without food for two days, yet they were quite happy knowing as the days went on that she had not eaten in total it was 8 days.. They did not do any tests on her until Wednesday when they did the x-ray how could they have missed what was inside her lower intestine. sharkybud
  • Score: 0

9:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

you can tell that a lot of people on here are complete idiots, you can tell from the stupidity in the comments, I’m dumbfounded how you manage to food yourself,

oh and the reason that they went to the papers before PDSA investigated was for the pure fact that PDSA didn’t even offer their condolences until the papers were involved, nothing, even when PDSA threated the family that they would get a warning letter if they used the out of hours service again, yet clearly there was something wrong, and they still didn’t apologise for the mistake.

Honestly take a look at your own life before you put such ridiculous comments
you can tell that a lot of people on here are complete idiots, you can tell from the stupidity in the comments, I’m dumbfounded how you manage to food yourself, oh and the reason that they went to the papers before PDSA investigated was for the pure fact that PDSA didn’t even offer their condolences until the papers were involved, nothing, even when PDSA threated the family that they would get a warning letter if they used the out of hours service again, yet clearly there was something wrong, and they still didn’t apologise for the mistake. Honestly take a look at your own life before you put such ridiculous comments sharkybud
  • Score: -2

9:36pm Mon 3 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

oh and this is Anna Slater's first article

Barbara and Paul had been seeing each other for 4 years before they got married in July 2012

"A family are mourning their beloved dog after she bled to death in their arms - weeks after they were told she was not ill.
Barbara Jones, her husband Paul and son, James, made repeated trips to PDSA Pet Aid Hospital, in Church End, Hendon, after their American bulldog Tia stopped eating and began vomiting at the end of January.
But after five visits, the veterinary clinic finally found a sock blocking her intestine - but it was not enough to save the “placid and gentle” two-year-old dog.
After her death, the family went back to the clinic to pick up her body ahead of her funeral - only to be told she had already been released to a crematorium without their consent.
PDSA have now launched a formal investigation into the two incidents, after the family condemned the “shocking” treatment they received.
Mrs Jones, 50, said: “Tia was the light of our lives, but by the end of it she was so weak and sick, even though they insisted she wasn’t. It was heartbreaking.
“She was well loved and what’s happened is hard to put into words. I’m angry and upset because if this hadn’t been missed, she might still be alive today.”
When vets gave her an X-ray and found the sock on Wednesday, February 5, more than a week after her first appointment, she was admitted for emergency surgery.
Tia was allowed back home to Oulton Way, Watford, just four hours later - but minutes after they arrived it became clear she was in agony.
Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones said: “We put her on her bed and she suddenly starting bleeding all over the place, right in front of our eyes. There was nothing we could do.
“We were panicked, crying her all over the place and took her back to the vets. But a few minutes into the car journey, James said - ‘mum, she’s not breathing.’ My heart sank.

“We were talking to her and telling her to hang on, but we just knew she had already gone.
“We left her body at the vets, but when we went to pick her up, we were told it had already been released.
“It’s so hard to come to terms with what happened.”
On Monday, February 17, they finally tracked her body down to a crematorium in Cambridge and
PDSA apologised for its mistake by organising a private ambulance to bring her body home.
Tia had been a gift to Mrs Jones and her husband Paul on their wedding day four years ago.
The couple have two other dogs, a Jack Russell named Logan and a springer spaniel named Zara, but say nothing will ever fill the void Tia has left.
Mrs Jones, who has back problems and is registered disabled, said Tia had provided huge comfort to her at times of pain.
She added: "She had a great intuition. She was cheeky, but great with people. She was more like a teenager, laid back and very loving."
A statement from PDSA said: “Our sympathy goes out to Tia’s owners.
“We are unable to comment on the specific details of this case due to client confidentiality.
“PDSA treats all complaints very seriously. We are in contact with Tia’s owners and a full investigation will be carried out.”
oh and this is Anna Slater's first article Barbara and Paul had been seeing each other for 4 years before they got married in July 2012 "A family are mourning their beloved dog after she bled to death in their arms - weeks after they were told she was not ill. Barbara Jones, her husband Paul and son, James, made repeated trips to PDSA Pet Aid Hospital, in Church End, Hendon, after their American bulldog Tia stopped eating and began vomiting at the end of January. But after five visits, the veterinary clinic finally found a sock blocking her intestine - but it was not enough to save the “placid and gentle” two-year-old dog. After her death, the family went back to the clinic to pick up her body ahead of her funeral - only to be told she had already been released to a crematorium without their consent. PDSA have now launched a formal investigation into the two incidents, after the family condemned the “shocking” treatment they received. Mrs Jones, 50, said: “Tia was the light of our lives, but by the end of it she was so weak and sick, even though they insisted she wasn’t. It was heartbreaking. “She was well loved and what’s happened is hard to put into words. I’m angry and upset because if this hadn’t been missed, she might still be alive today.” When vets gave her an X-ray and found the sock on Wednesday, February 5, more than a week after her first appointment, she was admitted for emergency surgery. Tia was allowed back home to Oulton Way, Watford, just four hours later - but minutes after they arrived it became clear she was in agony. Mother-of-seven Mrs Jones said: “We put her on her bed and she suddenly starting bleeding all over the place, right in front of our eyes. There was nothing we could do. “We were panicked, crying her all over the place and took her back to the vets. But a few minutes into the car journey, James said - ‘mum, she’s not breathing.’ My heart sank. “We were talking to her and telling her to hang on, but we just knew she had already gone. “We left her body at the vets, but when we went to pick her up, we were told it had already been released. “It’s so hard to come to terms with what happened.” On Monday, February 17, they finally tracked her body down to a crematorium in Cambridge and PDSA apologised for its mistake by organising a private ambulance to bring her body home. Tia had been a gift to Mrs Jones and her husband Paul on their wedding day four years ago. The couple have two other dogs, a Jack Russell named Logan and a springer spaniel named Zara, but say nothing will ever fill the void Tia has left. Mrs Jones, who has back problems and is registered disabled, said Tia had provided huge comfort to her at times of pain. She added: "She had a great intuition. She was cheeky, but great with people. She was more like a teenager, laid back and very loving." A statement from PDSA said: “Our sympathy goes out to Tia’s owners. “We are unable to comment on the specific details of this case due to client confidentiality. “PDSA treats all complaints very seriously. We are in contact with Tia’s owners and a full investigation will be carried out.” sharkybud
  • Score: -2

9:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

sharkybud wrote:
you can tell that a lot of people on here are complete idiots, you can tell from the stupidity in the comments, I’m dumbfounded how you manage to food yourself,

oh and the reason that they went to the papers before PDSA investigated was for the pure fact that PDSA didn’t even offer their condolences until the papers were involved, nothing, even when PDSA threated the family that they would get a warning letter if they used the out of hours service again, yet clearly there was something wrong, and they still didn’t apologise for the mistake.

Honestly take a look at your own life before you put such ridiculous comments
See I was so frustrated with you that I slipped up, I'm sure you know what I meant but just in case you are confused, it was meant to read

" I’m dumbfounded how you manage to feed yourself"
[quote][p][bold]sharkybud[/bold] wrote: you can tell that a lot of people on here are complete idiots, you can tell from the stupidity in the comments, I’m dumbfounded how you manage to food yourself, oh and the reason that they went to the papers before PDSA investigated was for the pure fact that PDSA didn’t even offer their condolences until the papers were involved, nothing, even when PDSA threated the family that they would get a warning letter if they used the out of hours service again, yet clearly there was something wrong, and they still didn’t apologise for the mistake. Honestly take a look at your own life before you put such ridiculous comments[/p][/quote]See I was so frustrated with you that I slipped up, I'm sure you know what I meant but just in case you are confused, it was meant to read " I’m dumbfounded how you manage to feed yourself" sharkybud
  • Score: -2

10:53pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Babsjones says...

mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
[quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down Babsjones
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Babsjones says...

CaptainPC wrote:
LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis.

They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4.



Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin

g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....
Just because we have the surname jones does not mean we are welsh neither does it mean we are spongers you do not know us or the circumstances of all this so don't be so judgemental
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis. They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4. Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....[/p][/quote]Just because we have the surname jones does not mean we are welsh neither does it mean we are spongers you do not know us or the circumstances of all this so don't be so judgemental Babsjones
  • Score: 1

11:07pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Babsjones says...

Babsjones wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis.

They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4.



Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin


g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....
Just because we have the surname jones does not mean we are welsh neither does it mean we are spongers you do not know us or the circumstances of all this so don't be so judgemental
And also may I say we contributed quite a bit to the Pdsa for Tia's visits and medication we didn't just use them like some people do and not give a contribution so for those of you who thing that we took them for granted we didn't
[quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis. They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4. Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....[/p][/quote]Just because we have the surname jones does not mean we are welsh neither does it mean we are spongers you do not know us or the circumstances of all this so don't be so judgemental[/p][/quote]And also may I say we contributed quite a bit to the Pdsa for Tia's visits and medication we didn't just use them like some people do and not give a contribution so for those of you who thing that we took them for granted we didn't Babsjones
  • Score: 0

12:18am Tue 4 Mar 14

mrdustyfog says...

Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
[quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private. mrdustyfog
  • Score: 1

2:36am Tue 4 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

mrdustyfog wrote:
Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
Why should it be dealt with in silents?

Tia suffered, and she did not need to, time after time they went back but the vets missed it, they even said they were short staffed, this has happened to other pets dealing will the Hendon PDSA, so no it should not be hidden away or silents, they need to be held accountable.

PDSA in general may be good, and lots of people will have nothing but nice tho gs to say, for them people all I can say is I am happy for you, I am happy that your pet got the best treatment from that PDSA,

This is about HENDON PDSA, and there lack of post op treatment Tia received, she did not need to die, but she did!!

Questions new to be answered....

Like why was she let home only 4 hours after the op wen she couldn't stand up or walk, why was she not kept in 24hrs till she ate and had some drink, most dogs r kept in on antibiotics and pain relieve, and so many more questions!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.[/p][/quote]Why should it be dealt with in silents? Tia suffered, and she did not need to, time after time they went back but the vets missed it, they even said they were short staffed, this has happened to other pets dealing will the Hendon PDSA, so no it should not be hidden away or silents, they need to be held accountable. PDSA in general may be good, and lots of people will have nothing but nice tho gs to say, for them people all I can say is I am happy for you, I am happy that your pet got the best treatment from that PDSA, This is about HENDON PDSA, and there lack of post op treatment Tia received, she did not need to die, but she did!! Questions new to be answered.... Like why was she let home only 4 hours after the op wen she couldn't stand up or walk, why was she not kept in 24hrs till she ate and had some drink, most dogs r kept in on antibiotics and pain relieve, and so many more questions!!!!!! sharkybud
  • Score: -1

2:55am Tue 4 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

CaptainPC wrote:
LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis.

They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4.



Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin

g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....
Lol is that what you think, no I think PDSA should pay them money for the treatment they received, the fact they were rude to the family, even threatening them if they used the out of hours service again, because it was costing them to much!! Oh and for saying they would keep Tia's body till they picked her up to take to a private cremation company, only to find out that a lady called Michelle released the body without the family's consent and without informing them, they only found out by chance as they phoned on a Monday morning to pick her, one lady said yh sure no worries, 5 minutes later they call to say oh sorry she isn't here.

She was sent to a communal cremation service, luckily for the family they did not do cremations on a Monday, so they were able to pick her up and take her to where they wanted to in the first place.

You know why Tia was released, because they had no more room for her, how many other pets died that week???

They should not of even of done the operation if they were so short staffed, I'm very sure that if the family had of known of the staff problems they would of tries there very best to take her to a fully staffed and willing vets
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis. They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4. Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....[/p][/quote]Lol is that what you think, no I think PDSA should pay them money for the treatment they received, the fact they were rude to the family, even threatening them if they used the out of hours service again, because it was costing them to much!! Oh and for saying they would keep Tia's body till they picked her up to take to a private cremation company, only to find out that a lady called Michelle released the body without the family's consent and without informing them, they only found out by chance as they phoned on a Monday morning to pick her, one lady said yh sure no worries, 5 minutes later they call to say oh sorry she isn't here. She was sent to a communal cremation service, luckily for the family they did not do cremations on a Monday, so they were able to pick her up and take her to where they wanted to in the first place. You know why Tia was released, because they had no more room for her, how many other pets died that week??? They should not of even of done the operation if they were so short staffed, I'm very sure that if the family had of known of the staff problems they would of tries there very best to take her to a fully staffed and willing vets sharkybud
  • Score: -1

7:03am Tue 4 Mar 14

mrdustyfog says...

sharkybud wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
Why should it be dealt with in silents?

Tia suffered, and she did not need to, time after time they went back but the vets missed it, they even said they were short staffed, this has happened to other pets dealing will the Hendon PDSA, so no it should not be hidden away or silents, they need to be held accountable.

PDSA in general may be good, and lots of people will have nothing but nice tho gs to say, for them people all I can say is I am happy for you, I am happy that your pet got the best treatment from that PDSA,

This is about HENDON PDSA, and there lack of post op treatment Tia received, she did not need to die, but she did!!

Questions new to be answered....

Like why was she let home only 4 hours after the op wen she couldn't stand up or walk, why was she not kept in 24hrs till she ate and had some drink, most dogs r kept in on antibiotics and pain relieve, and so many more questions!!!!!!
I didn;t say it should be dealt with in silence, I said in private. Also where in my comment did I ever say that I had a dog or that it had received treatment from the PDSA, It is dreadful what happened, This is a comment box and I commented. Again I am very sorry for your loss but please stop misquoting me. I hope you get the answers you need.
[quote][p][bold]sharkybud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.[/p][/quote]Why should it be dealt with in silents? Tia suffered, and she did not need to, time after time they went back but the vets missed it, they even said they were short staffed, this has happened to other pets dealing will the Hendon PDSA, so no it should not be hidden away or silents, they need to be held accountable. PDSA in general may be good, and lots of people will have nothing but nice tho gs to say, for them people all I can say is I am happy for you, I am happy that your pet got the best treatment from that PDSA, This is about HENDON PDSA, and there lack of post op treatment Tia received, she did not need to die, but she did!! Questions new to be answered.... Like why was she let home only 4 hours after the op wen she couldn't stand up or walk, why was she not kept in 24hrs till she ate and had some drink, most dogs r kept in on antibiotics and pain relieve, and so many more questions!!!!!![/p][/quote]I didn;t say it should be dealt with in silence, I said in private. Also where in my comment did I ever say that I had a dog or that it had received treatment from the PDSA, It is dreadful what happened, This is a comment box and I commented. Again I am very sorry for your loss but please stop misquoting me. I hope you get the answers you need. mrdustyfog
  • Score: 2

7:58am Tue 4 Mar 14

mrdustyfog says...

sharkybud wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
Why should it be dealt with in silents?

Tia suffered, and she did not need to, time after time they went back but the vets missed it, they even said they were short staffed, this has happened to other pets dealing will the Hendon PDSA, so no it should not be hidden away or silents, they need to be held accountable.

PDSA in general may be good, and lots of people will have nothing but nice tho gs to say, for them people all I can say is I am happy for you, I am happy that your pet got the best treatment from that PDSA,

This is about HENDON PDSA, and there lack of post op treatment Tia received, she did not need to die, but she did!!

Questions new to be answered....

Like why was she let home only 4 hours after the op wen she couldn't stand up or walk, why was she not kept in 24hrs till she ate and had some drink, most dogs r kept in on antibiotics and pain relieve, and so many more questions!!!!!!
I didn;t say it should be dealt with in silence, I said in private. Also where in my comment did I ever say that I had a dog or that it had received treatment from the PDSA, It is dreadful what happened, This is a comment box and I commented. Again I am very sorry for your loss but please stop misquoting me. I hope you get the answers you need
[quote][p][bold]sharkybud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.[/p][/quote]Why should it be dealt with in silents? Tia suffered, and she did not need to, time after time they went back but the vets missed it, they even said they were short staffed, this has happened to other pets dealing will the Hendon PDSA, so no it should not be hidden away or silents, they need to be held accountable. PDSA in general may be good, and lots of people will have nothing but nice tho gs to say, for them people all I can say is I am happy for you, I am happy that your pet got the best treatment from that PDSA, This is about HENDON PDSA, and there lack of post op treatment Tia received, she did not need to die, but she did!! Questions new to be answered.... Like why was she let home only 4 hours after the op wen she couldn't stand up or walk, why was she not kept in 24hrs till she ate and had some drink, most dogs r kept in on antibiotics and pain relieve, and so many more questions!!!!!![/p][/quote]I didn;t say it should be dealt with in silence, I said in private. Also where in my comment did I ever say that I had a dog or that it had received treatment from the PDSA, It is dreadful what happened, This is a comment box and I commented. Again I am very sorry for your loss but please stop misquoting me. I hope you get the answers you need mrdustyfog
  • Score: 0

8:42am Tue 4 Mar 14

sharkybud says...

CaptainPC wrote:
LSC wrote:
I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same.
The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food.
But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.
Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis.

They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4.



Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin

g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....
CaptainPC,

I think you and your comment is sick, I wish you all the poor health and sickness in the world, I hope your hair falls outs and you *£$%"$%£%

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[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry, Darwin wins again. I would normally have no comment but it appears this lot went to the press before an investigation has been completed, so you can have my opinion before the same. The dog ate a sock. Something that does not look like, smell like or taste like food. But it ate it anyway and died. That is how nature sorts the wheat from the chaff. Sorry to sound harsh, but it wasn't me who went to the paper about it.[/p][/quote]Hope they get the compensation they deserve on a purely financial basis. They should be ordered to pay the equivalent of all the food and treatment that they will save from the death of this dog to the PDSA. I'd say probably £520 p/a for 8 years if the dog was two or 6 years if it was 4. Also based on their name they sound like Welsh immigrants. THey should be repatriated. Typical migrants.....Spongin g, sponging, sponging.....Oh hang on....[/p][/quote]CaptainPC, I think you and your comment is sick, I wish you all the poor health and sickness in the world, I hope your hair falls outs and you *£$%"$%£% .................... .................... .................... ... sharkybud
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10:10am Tue 4 Mar 14

Babsjones says...

mrdustyfog wrote:
Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
Sorry my comment was put under the wrong comment yeah they have put a few things wrong in the paper things like this should not be brushed under the carpet and hushed away they made they made mistakes and they should be accountable and why shouldn't people know that they did this if it was a human that they did this to it would be all over the papers and news just because she was a dog makes no difference she was part of our family
[quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.[/p][/quote]Sorry my comment was put under the wrong comment yeah they have put a few things wrong in the paper things like this should not be brushed under the carpet and hushed away they made they made mistakes and they should be accountable and why shouldn't people know that they did this if it was a human that they did this to it would be all over the papers and news just because she was a dog makes no difference she was part of our family Babsjones
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10:15am Tue 4 Mar 14

mrdustyfog says...

Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
Sorry my comment was put under the wrong comment yeah they have put a few things wrong in the paper things like this should not be brushed under the carpet and hushed away they made they made mistakes and they should be accountable and why shouldn't people know that they did this if it was a human that they did this to it would be all over the papers and news just because she was a dog makes no difference she was part of our family
I understand that and I wasn't taking a swipe at you in your distress. Just sometimes it's better to start the ball rolling with CAB or a solicitor and then if nothing comes of that then go to press. It may just make them drag their heels to look into it now, as they have nothing to lose. It has been in the papers already if you know what I mean
[quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.[/p][/quote]Sorry my comment was put under the wrong comment yeah they have put a few things wrong in the paper things like this should not be brushed under the carpet and hushed away they made they made mistakes and they should be accountable and why shouldn't people know that they did this if it was a human that they did this to it would be all over the papers and news just because she was a dog makes no difference she was part of our family[/p][/quote]I understand that and I wasn't taking a swipe at you in your distress. Just sometimes it's better to start the ball rolling with CAB or a solicitor and then if nothing comes of that then go to press. It may just make them drag their heels to look into it now, as they have nothing to lose. It has been in the papers already if you know what I mean mrdustyfog
  • Score: 1

10:16am Tue 4 Mar 14

mrdustyfog says...

Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
Babsjones wrote:
mrdustyfog wrote:
it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.
Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down
My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else
I did not say you have sponged off anyone.
I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.
Sorry my comment was put under the wrong comment yeah they have put a few things wrong in the paper things like this should not be brushed under the carpet and hushed away they made they made mistakes and they should be accountable and why shouldn't people know that they did this if it was a human that they did this to it would be all over the papers and news just because she was a dog makes no difference she was part of our family
I understand that and I wasn't taking a swipe at you in your distress. Just sometimes it's better to start the ball rolling with CAB or a solicitor and then if nothing comes of that then go to press. It may just make them drag their heels to look into it now, as they have nothing to lose. It has been in the papers already if you know what I mean
[quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babsjones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrdustyfog[/bold] wrote: it says at the top the dog was 2 years old then says later it was a wedding present 4 years ago?? Sad the dog died but seems ungrateful to trash the PDSA in the press.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you knew the family you wouldn't be so rude they are a respectable family who have never sponged of anyone the only reason we had the Pdsa was because my son had her for a while as I was unwell and she fell unwell while looking after her he was made redundant so before you know facts don't go running people down[/p][/quote]My ?? was to do with the bad reporting and not anything else I did not say you have sponged off anyone. I said it was sad that your dog had died. I think it is awful what happened and it must have been devastating to watch. I do think it should have been dealt with in private.[/p][/quote]Sorry my comment was put under the wrong comment yeah they have put a few things wrong in the paper things like this should not be brushed under the carpet and hushed away they made they made mistakes and they should be accountable and why shouldn't people know that they did this if it was a human that they did this to it would be all over the papers and news just because she was a dog makes no difference she was part of our family[/p][/quote]I understand that and I wasn't taking a swipe at you in your distress. Just sometimes it's better to start the ball rolling with CAB or a solicitor and then if nothing comes of that then go to press. It may just make them drag their heels to look into it now, as they have nothing to lose. It has been in the papers already if you know what I mean mrdustyfog
  • Score: 0

1:04pm Tue 4 Mar 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Lest people forget........... PDSA Eligibility:-
PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction)..
. 7 children and 3 dogs, one of them an American Bulldog? Priorities??? An interesting question, isn't it? PDSA will only treat ONE pet per household. Priorities?
Lest people forget........... PDSA Eligibility:- PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction).. . 7 children and 3 dogs, one of them an American Bulldog? Priorities??? An interesting question, isn't it? PDSA will only treat ONE pet per household. Priorities? LocalBoy1
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Babsjones says...

Firstly yes Pdsa is means tested but we made a contribution to the Pdsa so we did not take it for granted secondly everyone going on about me having 7 kids that's my choice they are all adults and all but one is working and have done since they left school unfortunately one was made redundant so neither me or my boys have relied on state benefit until my son who was looking after Tia at the time she became unwell used the Pdsa thirdly when I met my husband he had two dogs so that's why we had 3
Firstly yes Pdsa is means tested but we made a contribution to the Pdsa so we did not take it for granted secondly everyone going on about me having 7 kids that's my choice they are all adults and all but one is working and have done since they left school unfortunately one was made redundant so neither me or my boys have relied on state benefit until my son who was looking after Tia at the time she became unwell used the Pdsa thirdly when I met my husband he had two dogs so that's why we had 3 Babsjones
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