Barr says she took two days off, and then returned to work, only to find the dog in desperate condition. "She began to 'crash,'" claims Barr.
Barr says she rushed into an employee meeting with the puppy "and [the staff] started to illegally administer IVs into her and was basically shooting water into the puppy's back. I kept insisting she needed to go to the vet."
When the dog went unconscious, Barr says she handed the dog over to another employee and walked out and called local animal services.
Petland Sarasota says these claims are not true and it is seeking legal action against Barr. "We have irrefutable proof that she is making falsehoods," Jenn Kennedy, a manager at Petland Sarasota, told The Dodo.
Brad Parker of Petland Sarasota sent The Dodo a copy of the Sarasota County Animal Services call sheet in which it says upon arrival, the dog was still alive. Parker did not respond to the question of whether the puppy remained so.
Courtesy of Petland Sarasota