My mother took their dog, who showed up as a stray a couple years ago to their farm and was 100% unsocialized, to a shop to be groomed yesterday b/c he was matted pretty bad. When she returned, the shop owner accused her of animal abuse/neglect, refused to give her the dog, the called the dog warden who came out and detained my mother for 45 minutes, threatening and accusing her. This is in Ohio. The only reason this dog is alive is b/c my parents saved it as a wild stray. How is it neglect when she had taken it to be groomed there in the first place? Was the shop allowed to keep the dog from her? Was a county dog warden allowed to detain and harass my mother for 45 minutes? At one point, as my mother cried, she said, "I am on two blood pressure medicines, I am afraid I am going to have a stroke", and they ignored her and continued to threaten and accuse her. She is 72 years old. PS My parents live in the country on a farm. This stray they have allowed to stay on their farm, and whom they have gotten vaccinations for, etc, is still 50% unsocialized and doesn't like to be petted much, etc. My parents are the LAST people in the world who would ever hurt an animal. My mother is devastated at how she was treated, threatened, and accused.
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