This dog's story has brought to attention a practice known as "convenience euthanasia" which, the Plain Dealer reports, is a request more and more vets are seeing pet owners make.
"The actual decision to not do a 'convenience euthanasia' would be a decision of the individual veterinarian based on their personal philosophies," Barry M. Kellogg, senior veterinary advisor at the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, told the paper. "There certainly is nothing written to my knowledge in the line of requirements or even recommendations or advice."
Thankfully, there are vets who are will to take initiative to save a life, even if an animal's family thinks it has no value.
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