Aspen was a beautiful and beloved 4-year-old service dog to famous YouTuber Corey Dixon. But when Corey left her at a PetSmart boarding facility
for a week, he had no idea it would mean the end of her life. Dixon picked her up at the end of the week and she was extremely sick, sitting in a pile of her own vomit
. PetSmart had not alerted Corey or had Aspen looked at by a vet, despite her obvious ailment. A few days later, Aspen had to be put to sleep.Sign the petition to demand that PetSmart takes responsibility for this tragic and senseless death of an amazing service dog.
Aspen was trained to know when Corey's heart issues acted up and alert people if something went wrong. He said that Aspen had fully saved his life no fewer than three times. In the one week of Aspen's boarding at the PetSmart facility, she lost a ton of weight, was throwing up, was shaking and drooling extensively.
So why didn't anyone at the boarding facility have her checked out sooner or contact Dixon? This kind of negligence on the part of people entrusted with lives is truly unbelievable.
Corey has proof that Aspen went into the facility completely healthy. Meaning something must have happened while she was there and PetSmart did nothing to help her. The poor girl was probably suffering for days. Once Corey picked her up, he took her right to the vet. But had she seen a vet sooner, she may still be living a full life with Corey and keeping him safe too. Sign the petition to demand PetSmart takes responsibility, fires the workers whose negligence cost Aspen her life and instate new policies to ensure no other animals meet the same fate.
Image is from Corey Dixon's Twitter.