Thursday, June 25, 2015

GRAFTON MA - A SIBERIAN HUSKY BROKE OUT OF ITS KENNEL AT GIBSON'S NATURAL PET RESORT AND MAULED TO DEATH 2 BELOVED PETS "GRAHAM" AND "ODIN" WHO WERE ALSO BOARDING THERE


Roger Demers and Brenda Davis-Demers with their dogs, Graham and Odin.

GRAFTON - A Shrewsbury couple is struggling to come to terms with their two small dogs being mauled to death by a Siberian husky while the animals were in a local kennel.
On the weekend of June 12, Roger Demers and Brenda Davis-Demers went on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary. Before their departure, the couple dropped off their dogs, Graham, a 6-year-old mini-poodle, and Odin, a 4-year-old longhaired Chihuahua, at Gibson’s Natural Pet Resort, owned by Bob Gibson.
They went to pick them up on June 14. But something was wrong.
“During our morning routine cleaning, one of our staff members heard a commotion and went outside and realized that this dog (an 8-year-old Siberian husky) had broken out of its kennel, causing the kennel’s casing to be loosened up, thus allowing her to get to these two dogs (Graham and Odin),” Mr. Gibson said. “The girl (worker), when she came out, it was too late. They already passed.”
After the grisly discovery, the kennel’s manager called Mr. Gibson, who was vacationing in New York with his wife and two of his three sons. Mr. Gibson immediately returned to Grafton and frantically tried to reach the couple by repeated email but was unsuccessful. By the time he finally got them on the phone, the couple was already on their way to pick up their dogs.
“It’s probably the worst thing I had to say to somebody in my entire life,” Mr. Gibson said. “It’s not something I would ever, ever want to do again.”
Mr. Gibson theorizes that the Siberian husky, named Ticqua, was able to loosen and then break the brackets on a portion of its own run, gaining access to the adjacent, outdoor portion of the run.
“All the dogs here are in their own separate kennels. They are locked in their own individual runs when they’re here,” Mr. Gibson said. “We never had to have somebody on the outdoor area of the kennels in the morning because they are locked in these chain-linked fences. We never had a dog escape. We have so many precautions in place to prevent that.”
However, according to his incident report, Grafton Dog Officer Eugene G. Ploss said Mr. Gibson believes the two small dogs were in the holding area and the Siberian husky was in a holding area. The Siberian husky pushed the gate open and the smaller dogs squeezed under the gate from the holding area into the common area.
Ms. Davis-Demers said she and her husband have a series of unanswered questions for the kennel owner.
GRAFTON - A Shrewsbury couple is struggling to come to terms with their two small dogs being mauled to death by a Siberian husky while the animals were in a local kennel.
On the weekend of June 12, Roger Demers and Brenda Davis-Demers went on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary. Before their departure, the couple dropped off their dogs, Graham, a 6-year-old mini-poodle, and Odin, a 4-year-old longhaired Chihuahua, at Gibson’s Natural Pet Resort, owned by Bob Gibson.
They went to pick them up on June 14. But something was wrong.
“During our morning routine cleaning, one of our staff members heard a commotion and went outside and realized that this dog (an 8-year-old Siberian husky) had broken out of its kennel, causing the kennel’s casing to be loosened up, thus allowing her to get to these two dogs (Graham and Odin),” Mr. Gibson said. “The girl (worker), when she came out, it was too late. They already passed.”
After the grisly discovery, the kennel’s manager called Mr. Gibson, who was vacationing in New York with his wife and two of his three sons. Mr. Gibson immediately returned to Grafton and frantically tried to reach the couple by repeated email but was unsuccessful. By the time he finally got them on the phone, the couple was already on their way to pick up their dogs.
“It’s probably the worst thing I had to say to somebody in my entire life,” Mr. Gibson said. “It’s not something I would ever, ever want to do again.”
Mr. Gibson theorizes that the Siberian husky, named Ticqua, was able to loosen and then break the brackets on a portion of its own run, gaining access to the adjacent, outdoor portion of the run.
“All the dogs here are in their own separate kennels. They are locked in their own individual runs when they’re here,” Mr. Gibson said. “We never had to have somebody on the outdoor area of the kennels in the morning because they are locked in these chain-linked fences. We never had a dog escape. We have so many precautions in place to prevent that.”
However, according to his incident report, Grafton Dog Officer Eugene G. Ploss said Mr. Gibson believes the two small dogs were in the holding area and the Siberian husky was in a holding area. The Siberian husky pushed the gate open and the smaller dogs squeezed under the gate from the holding area into the common area.
Ms. Davis-Demers said she and her husband have a series of unanswered questions for the kennel owner.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150624/NEWS/150629568


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