Devastated vet has to leave five ‘perfectly healthy’ dogs in one day

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A heartbroken vet wrote a heartfelt message after being asked to leave five “perfectly healthy” dogs in one day.

Dr Amy Jackson-Moss took to Facebook and wrote a post that “had been on her mind for three years but never dared to post it”. As reported by The Mirror.

He explained that the reason he had to do this was because of the overpopulation of pets, and that many animal shelters have no choice but to euthanize dogs when there is no room left.

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He added that this is a difficult issue to tackle because he doesn’t want to risk losing funds to animal shelters that do such brilliant work.

The deceased veterinarian wrote: “The dogs I laid down today were so excited to see me.

“How lucky they were to have someone at their club taking care of them and maybe they could just be lucky enough to be taken for a walk – their tails were wagging and everyone was jumping for joy.”

When Dr Jackson-Moss was asked to perform this gruesome task, he claims to have tried everything to make it easier, including letting the dogs stay in their kennel or taking them for one last walk first.

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“I gave them their last meal, I did it at the clinic, and nothing makes it any easier. The only thing that makes it bearable for me is to first calm them down so that when their life is over and not waving their arms and tails are looking at me,” he wrote.

The day he wrote it, he had decided to let the dogs into their kennel after he had calmed them down – but even then the silence of the other pups around was haunting him.

“Often dogs will bark incessantly at any small movement or sound, but there is nothing more deafening than the silence of about 100 dogs when they end the life of one of their neighbors or friends.

“They must know, and I often wonder, are they thinking about what’s next or when their time will come?

“I say I’m sorry to each and every one of them in their last moments, and I promise those who left behind friends, dogs, or siblings, I promise I’ll look after them and do my best to find them their home or see if they’re properly cared for.

“These are trivial words compared to what I have to say to them, but it’s hard to give them the apology they deserve in the short time it takes for life to leave their little bodies.”

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