Vanessa Rodriguez-McQuade said she was heartbroken over the loss of her beloved pet Sandy who was perfectly healthy when she dropped her off at VIP Pets in Sacremento.
This is awful and yet another reminder that pet grooming parlours are potentially dangerous for cats and dogs but particularly cats.
In this instance the death at the parlour has been horribly compounded by VIP Pets cremating Sandy before informing the owner and refusing to hand over the ashes! Bizarre, bonkers and bad. If this is absolutely truthful, VIP Pets are going to be all over the online press and condemned a million times.
The heartbroken owner, Vanessa Rodriguez-McQuade, said her cat was healthy.
VIP Pets, in Sacremento, told Vanessa that Sandy had become unresponsive and died. If this was an innocent death why cremate the cat before informing the owner? This obviously smells.
VIP Pets said that a vet confirmed the cause of death as a heart attack or blood clot. The vet disputes this! The vet said she has never seen the cat.
Of course it is too late now to discover the cause of death, which appears to be what was intended by VIP Pets when they cremated Sandy so quickly.
‘I miss her so much. She was just so hyper, so happy,’ Vanessa told CBS Sacremento.
Let’s for a minute presume that Sandy did die of a heart attack because of the stress of being at the groomers, surely there should be some sort of checks done to confirm a cat is able to cope at a professional groomers. If professional groomers are that stressful, cat owners should avoid them. I am not sure we can trust them.