What does using the "heartstick" to put down an animal mean?
I am “friends” with a shelter on FB and they posted about a dog in another shelter in the next state who would be put down today if not adopted or sponsored. I posted, asking for more details about the dog b/c they didn’t mention her age or weight and I could not find details on any of the linked pages.
Someone left a message after me saying this facility is ”(in)famous for using the “heartstick” to put down dogs. One of [the state’s] most shameful “shelters…”
What does this mean? They keep the dogs one week, then euthanize each Thursday, :( so I don’t think he means they use a heart condition as a reason.
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