He visited the veterinarian in Portage and requested a “convenience euthanasia,” which is when owners have healthy pets euthanized for personal or convenience reasons, said Penny Emerson, president of Begin Again Rescue Co. in Valparaiso.
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But the Portage vet refused the euthanasia request because the dogs were healthy, friendly and playful, Emerson said. The duo was transferred into the care of Begin Again Rescue Co. in Valparaiso in June and eventually taken to Peoples Animal Welfare Society in Tinley Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
The practice of “convenience euthanasia” has decreased in recent years because pets are now seen more as family members than property, said Dr. Matt Cantrell, a veterinarian who’s a member of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.
The dog best friends were taken to Begin Again Rescue Co. and then quickly transferred to Peoples Animal Welfare Society. And it wasn’t long before a couple, Eric and Tiffany Dybas, heard about the dogs’ sad story and decided to give Cosmo and Sam a forever home! See the dogs loving this new life on Instagram! 🙂
h/t:The Daily Mail