New Zealand teen steals own dog slated for euthanasia

02/10/2010 | Google

A teenager in New Zealand was threatened with animal cruelty charges after taking back his puppy from a veterinarian who planned to euthanize the animal, which suffered a broken leg when it was hit by a car. Because the teenager's family was unable to pay for the surgery needed to save the puppy, the veterinarian opted for euthanasia to end the animal's suffering. After the story was reported by the local media, the public rallied to the family's aid and raised enough money to pay for the dog's surgery.

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