I had to have my darling birman cat pts on Friday due to multiple cancerous growths and I explained to the vet that I wouldn't and couldn't go to pick his little body up on the day as I was in shock but that I would definitely pick him up as I wanted to give him a proper burial; well today I went to collect him and was told that the vet in charge has disposed of him. It took me all my strength not to burst into tears whilst I was at the surgery but I am now in total disbelief and feel like I have let my beautiful Rusty down. How could they do this? This is going to take me a long time to accept, if ever.
I am so sorry that happened!!! I unfortunately had a similar event. In our last litter of Newfie pups, there was one that had aspirated on fluid and was not doing well. We named her Star. Her respirations became more and more labored and her mucous membranes were pale. I couldn't take seeing her suffer anymore, so on Christmas Day in the evening, I took her to the Emergency Vet clinic to be pts. She only weighed about 1 lb, so the had to give her the shot in her heart, since her veins were so small. I waited & waited after saying goodbye to her, for the procedure to be completed and for them to bring her back out. I finally went back up to the desk after 20 min. and asked if they had completed the procedure, and if I could take the pup home. The tech looked at me and said, "Why do you want to take her home? She wasn't even a day old." To which I replied that the puppy was born in my house, so she will be laid to rest there as well. The girl gave me a disguted look and brought the pup out wrapped in a plastic bag, not even wrapped nice, just like they threw her in it. I cried all the way home...sorry so long, just had to say.