What would you do?
Having lost a beloved pet is horribly tragic. And it having been a mistake is even worse. You ask yourself. Why did this have to happen? Life is not always fair. PETA admits having made a terrible mistake. They mistook the chihuahua for a stray.
There is a law that you have to wait a certain amount of time before you euthanize a dog. But PETA didn’t abide by that. They went ahead and did it much earlier.
Admittance of wrongdoing is not enough for the sad family. Now they want money. Read the story and decide for yourself.
Surveillance video from Mr Zarate’s home taken in October 2014 provided the last images the family has of the dog. Peta later admitted one of its former workers made a “tragic mistake” by euthanizing Maya without permission.
Maya was taken from the home in Parksley, the family bought her a pillow at the store, but came back and could not find her.
After Maya was killed, Peta representatives came to the Zarate home with a fruit basket, according to the lawsuit. The paperwork said once Mr Zarate’s daughter learned the bad news, she cried for weeks and lost sleep and weight.
“We want to hold them accountable for what they do and we look forward to a trial in this case,” said the family’s lawyer, William Shewmake.
Peta said residents in that area had asked for help with abandoned dogs. The state later fined Peta $500 because it failed to keep the dog alive for the amount of time required by law. Peta was not immediately available for comment on Thursday.
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