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A reader sends in this serious allegation from a facebook post by Greg Fuller:
“BEWARE of Wagtime daycare in Washington, DC. Their pit bull rescue named Blu (owned by Wagtime’s owners) attacked my 12.5 year old yellow lab, without provocation, while he was recently in daycare at Wagtime. My dog also lost a tooth & his ACL was injured. The owners did not think it needed medical attention, knowingly chose NOT to report the bite to DC Animal Control, and illegally dispensed unprescribed and unlabeled antibiotics.”
You can read the full allegations and discussion here.
Thanks to a commenter for noting Wagtime’s response:
“While we respect everyone’s right to express their opinion freely, we feel it is important to give an accurate account of this situation. Wagtime prides itself on being a cage free facility and also taking care of many rescue and client dogs in our daycare. Our daycare has been open and trusted by countless clients for over 15 years due to our experience and high standards of care and expertese. We carefully assess EVERY dogs behaviour, separate the dogs by size and temperment and the safety and wellbeing each and every dog is our number one priority. However, the nature of a cage free facility, that allows the dogs to play and have eachothers company, is that play can occassionally escalate into altercations. This is a rare, but normal canine behaviour that can occure between dogs socialising in a pack environment. All of our daycare staff are highly trained to deal with these situations as quickly and safely as possible. As with young children at school, cuts, scapes and the occasional injury can occur. We treat any dog who sustains an injury quickly and approapriately to ensure the best care and health of the dog.This particular situation was just that, a group play that escalated into an altercation. It is of course regrettable that Tucker was injured, however, the here named adoption dog Blu was involved but certainly not to blame and to harm a dog-in-need’s chances of being re-homed through inacurate information, from a source that did not witness the incident, is not within the spirit of rescue that Wagtime is so dedicated to. We thank all of our wonderful clients who support the important work of Wagtime in animal care and urge you all to keep on rescuing.”