The SPCA has cleared an Auckland dog daycare centre of blame for the death of a two-year-old bulldog.
Tank died from a heart attack in December.
His owner asked the SPCA to investigate the Auckland centre, which she said was substandard.
But the SPCA’s chief inspector for Auckland, Greg Reid, says its procedures and practices were very good.
He says the owner didn’t fully disclose Tank’s medical condition to the centre.
“What the investigation showed was that there was less than full disclosure of the dog’s medical condition and some of its vulnerabilities to the boarding kennel by the owner,” he said.
“So our conclusion was that there was no fault or blame that could be placed on the boarding kennel in terms of the dog’s demise.”
Greg Reid said dog owners needed to be completely transparent about their pet’s health with kennels or care centres.