A man says his dog allegedly died while under the care of a kennel in Whitman, Massachusetts.
The dog's owner, Rob Foley, told necn that he left his German Shepherd, Maximus, at Annie's Clean Critters on Washington Street for a weekend stay. When Foley went to pick up Maximus last Monday, kennel workers told him that the dog had died of stomach bloat.
Lt. Alan Borgal, Massachusetts Specialist State Police Officer, said that the facility failed their inspection for the kennel on Friday and that they cannot house animals overnight. The Animal Rescue League of Boston and Whitman Animal Control will meet early in the week to recommend that the kennel be closed, according Borgal.
The day care and grooming facility continue to run as normal.
A necropsy is schedule to determine the exact cause of Maximus' death.