Story: After being amputated by mistake, Aussie doggie asked to apologize "a one-legged man with a three-legged dog," the dog owner described the matter
Queensland Steve Scarlett was hit like a bolt from the blue after undergoing amputation. His 7-month-old Jack Russell Muni had his left limb amputated by mistake.
Four weeks ago, the dog Muni jumped out of a parked car and fell over his right leg. The vet recommended amputation. Unexpectedly, his healthy left leg was amputated, which made Mr. Scarlett, who was already heartbroken, frightened.
"I don't know how to describe this feeling in words, it's empty." He mentioned the moment he learned of the tragedy.
The clinic is currently trying to rescue Muni's broken leg. A fixed cast also meant that she could not walk.
"She hurts so much that I don't even let me touch her. She is very uncomfortable." He said. "The little guy kept looking at me, as if asking what happened, why can't I run out and play?" Mr. Scarlett added.
The veterinary hospital admitted to the wrong amputation in a document. Mr. Scarlett said that the clinic had refunded the cost of the surgery, but no one apologized to him or Muni.
"I ask for an apology, but don't tell me, to my dog Muni. Because she should be apologized, not me," he said.
Mr. Scarlett lost his left leg after a motorcycle accident and later became a recipient of the Disability Assistance Allowance. This is why he adopted Muni as a companion.
"One-legged people carry three-legged dogs," Mr. Scarlett described the matter.
The veterinary hospital declined to comment on the matter, but the clinic insurance company Guild claimed: “The tropical veterinarian team is saddened by this devastating incident” and the clinic “will provide continuous treatment to Muni for free”.
Even for free, Scarlett said he was reluctant to send the dog back to the clinic. "To be honest, I don't want Muni to go back, but I have to do it because I don't have the money to send her to other clinics," he said.
Mr. Scarlett later posted a video on the crowdfunding website, hoping to raise funds for the dog to go to a specialist rehabilitation center or install a prosthesis. Now $3000 has been raised.
"The people who donate to me are ordinary people. They are being affected by the epidemic. Some have no money to pay the rent and can't buy delicious food for their children, but they walked to me, "Here is a little money, give your dog Right," Mr. Scarlett said.
Mr. Scarlett also said that if he gets Muni’s disability compensation, he will return all funds raised.
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