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October 13, 2017 • By Dennis Beaver   

Everett Washington high school senior “Shelly” has a real issue with veterinarians. Her email and tone of voice during our telephone chat Sept. 15, revealed a young lady furious with the vets who refused to provide free emergency treatment to her family’s Chihuahua.

Denied at five ER hospitals

“Last night our Chihuahua passed away after being denied care at five ER hospitals in Snohomish County, Wash. He was having seizures, but they all refused to stabilize him, even a pet hospital that had treated the dog in the past insisted on money first. They wanted proof of insurance and/or cash before even looking at him.

“The fact that our dog died due to this is so cruel! There are many laws dealing with harming animals, but I see nothing when it comes to emergency situations when an animal’s life is on the line,” she wrote.

“I want to confront these ER clinics and make it so that no one has to experience running from hospital to hospital, continually being refused until the animal dies in their here to read more

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