The volunteers at NYCACC paid for Frappuccino and Cake Pop to be quarantined for two weeks at Northwind Kennels, located near Smith. Quarantining is a common safety measure to ensure the health of the dogs pulled and those they come into contact with. However, shortly after Frappuccino went into boarding, Smith was contacted by the kennels’ owner to let her know that Frappuccino was very ill.
Smith rushed Frappuccino to the emergency vet, where it was discovered that she had pneumonia in both lungs. “If Penny from Northwind Kennels hadn’t called me, [Frappuccino] would have died there,” Smith said. “She would have been found dead in a kennel.”