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Dog Dies Under K9 Trainer’s Watch When Dog Ends Up Emaciated And Neglected During A 30 Day Training Stay
It’s a sad day when a professional who is supposed to be responsible in caring for your dog ends up neglecting the dog so horribly that it ended up emaciated to the point that the dog can’t be saved.
A post from a woman on Facebook will bring you to tears if you’re an animal lover. I can tell you that I love my dog and treat him like a son. I am that crazy dog lady that people make fun of, just not to my face because you know, I’m kind of scary.
Here is her post:
Can you imagine leaving your dog in the care of someone who has great reviews and is highly recommended only to get a phone call that your dog is “sick” but when you arrive, the dog is beyond sick? It’s emaciated. The dog was dehydrated, not fed, and neglected. Let’s hope that he wasn’t starved on purpose. Even if he had a preexisting medical condition that caused this, the fact remains that Matt Noone who is the dog trainer and owns the business, should have noticed these signs. This is not something that happens overnight. There is no way a dog can look like this in just a few days either. This is long term neglect by a company who is trusted to take care of dogs, train them, and return them back to their owners in the same physical condition they received the dog.
Look at this poor pup. Look at the condition this woman had to see her dog in after she left him at a place where he was supposed to be safe, and free of harm and neglect. Everytime I look at that picture of this poor dog on that table…. suffering from clear neglect, probably in pain… all I could think of is, “Why?” I think whether or not this man has a history of hurting animals. I wonder if this was a mistake? It can’t be. He was neglected, clearly. I am in shock. How could a person with a 5 star 36 rating review on Facebook and a 4.9 star 34 review on a different website be capable of something like this? Look for yourself:
Matt Noone has since removed his personal Facebook as well as the Hynoone K-9 Ultimate Dog Training page from Facebook. Does that mean guilt? Probably. He wants to be hidden because the post is being shared, and the information is coming to light. He’s going into hiding. That, or he is not responsible and he’s afraid of backlash. I’m going to assume he’s responsible, because he did not attempt to defend his honor. You don’t run away when you’re innocent. You defend yourself until death, because your business is what puts food in your mouth and a roof over your head. Wouldn’t he want to let everyone know the real truth if he was innocent?
When you leave a dog off for boarding, training, doggy daycare there are forms to fill out. There is usually a form where you give your dogs insurance information, and health information. There is usually (at least where I bring my dog when I’m going to be gone all day and don’t want him to be alone) a form I fill out that asks me what I want to do in an event of an emergency, and how much I’m willing to spend if he needs to be brought to a vet. It’s a tough question to answer, because I love my dog. I’m sure most people feel the same way. I always say no limit, because I can’t imagine saving my dog who is 11lbs would cost anything more than $5-$7k and to me, there is no price on his life; I love my boy.
My question is, did she have that form filled out? Even if she didn’t, a facility like this would not let a dog die, they would send the dog to the vet, and worry about the money later. This is why I think this man neglected the dog on purpose. There is no other explanation, well besides this story being fake, but I highly doubt it.
I am torn because the dog could have been sick previously, but it is still the responsibility of the trainer to make sure this dog is kept safe, and unharmed. There is no way a Great Dane could become emaciated so quickly that he didn’t notice in time. The dog would have not been eating or drinking for quite a few days, so it would have been apparent well before this dog became so ill. It’s not like Matt fell asleep at night and woke up to a dog who was clearly deathly ill. Why the lag on contacting the owner and the vet? So many unanswered questions here.
Here are some people who have left bad reviews regarding the recent incident. This is all the negative information I could find.
Since the owner has deleted his personal info and business page on Facebook, I will link you to their website here, and to another place they posted their business info on here. As you can see, it states they have been in business for 9 years. I’m shocked that a person with this much experience can be guilty of such gross negligence. This is all so confusing in so many ways.
I’m capable of pulling up his Facebook page because of Cache on Google, but all there are is a bunch of 5 stars reviews, which again, leaves me to wonder, what really went on?
I do NOT want this to be a witch hunt because I need more information before I begin to tear into this story. Therefore, I urge anyone who has ever dealt with this man and had a negative experience, or if a dog of yours has unfortunately died under his care, to please contact us on Facebook or send us an email to [email protected] – You’re identity will remain anonymous. The same applies to Patricia. My condolences to Patricia McArdle, I can’t imagine going through what you are going through right now, I love my dog too much. Just thinking about him no longer being here can bring tears to my eyes. If there is any further information you want to share with me that will shed light on this horrible human being, please contact us as well. I need to know if this man has a long hidden history of hurting animals. This man clearly doesn’t deserve to be a dog trainer, and if he’s done this before, we want to make sure everyone in Massachusetts and beyond knows about it. If in fact this was a horrible mistake, in some way, I still believe he needs to learn from this mistake in a way that speaks volumes, not just a slap on the wrist.
I tried reaching out to Hynoone K-9 today, but no one is picking up the phones. I imagine that perhaps they could be overloaded with calls at this point, and since mine was private, they didn’t bother. Maybe he could end up in the Turtleboy graveyard if he’s done this enough, what do you think? I would love to be responsible for a headstone in that place, it’s like a dream come true for me.
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