A Florida couple left Pauly, their five-year-old Boston terrier, at a doggy day care facility in Melbourne, Florida. They were going to a wedding in Pennsylvania and trusted the day care to take care of their beloved dog. But sadly, Pauly died during his time at the boarding facility.
Four days into their trip, an employee at the Woof Play Care Center called Pauly’s owners. She told them that their dog had died when he was left in a hot day care van.
Pauly’s owners asked what happened and the day care employee said: “my girls left them in the van.” The owners said they couldn’t speak to her at that moment because they were so distraught and did not even want to think about their dog dying in the back of a hot van.
Woof Play Care Center released a statement about the horrible situation: “It’s tragic, our hearts go out to them. We’re grieving over this too, and we’ll never forget it.”
The day care has been in business for three years and has handled many dogs, including dogs from Hurricane Katrina.