Clayton asked the breeder to immediately take Ruby to the vet. When Clayton went to meet them there, she was shocked at what she saw. "Ruby was in bad shape," Clayton says. "She was very thin and dehydrated, and her breathing was labored."
The first vet who examined Ruby recommended euthanasia. A second vet recommended the same. They even got a third vet on the phone - he, too, said Ruby should be put to sleep.