On Tuesday, the woman who brought an abandoned dog to a California shelter finally admitted that she was the owner of the dog. Last week, she arrived at the facility with a tall tale, saying had found the Springer Spaniel tied to a pole in downtown Santa Cruz with a “homeless” sign around her neck. The dog had an infected wound and was wearing an E-collar, and she had a ruptured tumor. After four days, the dog was euthanized.
The woman was not a Good Samaritan, as some news reports labeled her, who noticed a sick, abandoned dog and brought her to safety. She was someone who abandoned her own suffering dog to “avoid veterinary, surrender, and euthanasia fees,” according to MercuryNews.com.
As a result, the dog spent four days in a cage, without her owner, suffering. As a result, she was put down separated from the person she spent her life with.