A Burlington, Wis., family is trying to care for their ailing dog, "Mojo," who, they say, became sick after a nearly two week stay at a local boarding kennel, reported Monday's Fox 6 Now News.
Mojo, a two-year-old Doberman Pinscher, spent 12 days in boarding at the Dale Creek Gundogs kennel, while his family took a vacation.
Mojo's guardian, Joanne Kumprey, claims that while the dog was kenneled, he was neglected; in fact, she claims that following his stay, he went in to kidney failure and now he needs to have a leg amputated.
Kumprey told Fox 6 Now:
The dog was emaciated. He was skin and bones,”
He was very lethargic. He couldn`t move. It was not the dog we had left at the kennel,”
On Oct. 31, Kumprey took the photos of Mojo to Facebook and reached out for help, stating:
This is what my husband and children faced when they picked my dog up from the kennel.
Again spread the word it is Dale Creek Gun Dogs, Burlington WI If anyone knows of an lawyer that would take this case please message me.
Meanwhile, the attorney for the kennel, Paul V. Gagliardi, JD, CPA, has also taken to Facebook to defend the quality and safety of the Dale Creek Gundog facility, and the people who run it:
Gagliardi stated, in part:
I am the attorney for Dale Creek kennels. I am also a past president of the state trial lawyers and owned my own hunting dog kennels for many years. I visited Dale Creek’s kennels the week before this took place.
It is a fine facility. I welcome any attorney or person to view the real evidence before they rush to judgment. This dog was not mistreated. The kennel was clean. The dog ate. The dog had water and access to the outside full time.
According to Gagliardi, the claims of neglect are false; he stated:
There is no evidence of any neglect that took place at the kennel. The dog ate approximately 20 pounds of dog food brought to the kennel by the owner for dogs.
The dog ate this special dog food for dogs with a variety of problems during the 10 days he was boarded at DCGD. This outcry and malicious lies are tragic.
These are good people. There are doctors and judges involved in this kennel. Everything has been done in accordance with DNR regulations. They have the proper permits and are inspected routinely. Never are there any problems. They love dogs and treat them accordingly. If this malicious campaign does not stop, we will bring an injunctive action which will also seek damages.
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