A devastated Fairfield Township, Ohio family is desperate for answers after their 3-year old Airedale Terrier died after only an hour with a local groomer.
The Bradshaw family says they left their dog, Lucy, at the Ruff 2 Fluff Groomer on Tuesday. An hour later, they received the call an dog owner would dread the most – they beloved girl was dead.
The groomer says it was a terrible accident, but the family wants answers.
“They did not know what happened,” Becky Bradshaw said to WCPO News. “They couldn’t say what happened. They did X-rays, but they don’t know what happened.”
The three Ruff 2 Fluff employees that were all in the room at the time corroborated. They claim that, when the groomer turned his back for just a second, Lucy fell off the grooming table.
Ruff 2 Fluff’s owner made the following statement on Wednesday:
“During the grooming of a dog named Lucy, the dog stepped off the grooming table. The groomer grabbed the dog and uprighted the table. The dog was in distress and the staff performed CPR, called the vet and transported the dog to the vet. At the vet, they continued CPR and the dog passed. I am really sorry this happened. It was an accident and we did everything that we could to try to revive her.”
The Bradshaws are now waiting on necropsy results to find out what really happened.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time a dog has died in Ruff 2 Fluff’s care. Last November, a 5-year old Poodle was rushed to the emergency vet after the dog suddenly wouldn’t eat, drink, or bark. Because of extensive swelling in his neck and throat, veterinarians were unable to perform an emergency tracheostomy and the dog died.