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Man whose dog was cremated by kennel he left him in shares list of red flags in the incident

Man whose dog was cremated by kennel he left him in shares list of red flags in the incident

The dog died while at the kennel and was cremated before his owner returned from his holiday

A devastated dog owner has described a list of red flags they came across after their dog died while at a kennel and was cremated before they returned home from their holiday.

Adam Gardner McClean had dropped his dog Pablo, a two-year-old French Bulldog, at a kennel in Scotland to be looked after while he and his family went on holiday to Turkey.

However, the family was left distraught when they received a shocking text message informing them that their dog had died.

How Pablo died is still not clear as the kennel where he was staying had him cremated before his family arrived back from holiday, and even before they were informed that he had died.

Because of this, Adam is suspicious about exactly what happened to his beloved pet while he was away.

It's not clear how Pablo died.
Facebook/Adam Gardner McLean

He has since taken to Facebook to document the awful incident, including listing a number of 'red flags' that he encountered while dealing with the kennel.

Firstly, he claims that the kennel hadn't made any contact with them, despite their dog being sick 'on and off' for a few days.

The second red flag is that the kennel owner had taken Pablo to be cremated at ICarePetCrem ten hours before informing the family. They had also claimed they had the family's permission to do so.

Thirdly, the cremation service had offered to come and pick up Pablo to cremate him, but the kennel owner had insisted on taking him themselves.

A fourth red flag was that when Pablo arrived to be cremated, a member of staff reported that he was very 'cold and stiff'. This would suggest that he had been dead for longer than what the kennel had indicated to them.

The fifth and final red flag was that the Yelp page for the business was subsequently deleted. Adam had taken screenshots of a number of reviews on the page, including ones which suggested that the business had been reported to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Adam found out his dog had died while he was on holiday.
Facebook/Adam Gardner McLean

In heartbreaking post, Adam wrote: "Pablo was 2 years old, he had been to the vet twice, for his annual check ups. He had absolutely NO health issues what so ever. He was the most funny, happy, healthy cuddly boy and I have an 8 year old boy in absolute bits due to the incompetence."

A spokesperson for West Lothian Council told The Mirror: "We have been made aware of an alleged incident regarding a dog which may have died whilst in the custody of an individual. We will be investigating the allegation. We are unable to comment further at this time."

A spokesperson for the SPCA said: "The Scottish SPCA received a call regarding a dog that had died while in the care of an unregistered boarder while his owners were on holiday.

"We are looking into this case and have referred the matter to the local authority."

LADbible has contacted the kennel and ICarePetCrem for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Adam Gardner McLean

Topics: Dogs, UK News, Animals