Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Center of Canada, more or less
a disturbing tale at the vet's
I was looking to air this somewhere, but didn't want to burden my wife with this particular bit of info. Your comments or advice would be appreciated.
I should give you a heads up that some folks may find this kind of disturbing. If you are having a rough day, or your pet has recently passed away, maybe give this a pass.
A few days back, I was doing a service call at a vet's office in another city. Really professional looking place, friendly staff, clean office, and beautiful grounds. I was working in the back of the building, and had my tools sitting on this large tupperware like bin. (about 4' X 1 1/2' X 2').
Halfway through my job, this guy pulls up next to the bin in his sedan. He comes over and asks me if I can move my tools. Sure, no problem. He then opens the bin, and hauls out what appears to be three thick black plastic garbage bags filled to various capacities. He casually tosses them in the trunk of his car and tells me that they are dead animals. He then drives off.
I was a little bit shocked at his attitude, to say the least. I realize that once an animal passes away, his or her body is no longer a vessel for their spirit. I also realize that having the job of hauling away deceased pets cannot be easy. Still, show a little respect, dude. I never asked him what he was doing, by the way. He just blurted it out.
If I happened to see this as joe citizen, I would have told the vet's office right then and there. Because I work for a large company, drive a very well marked company vehicle, and this happened in a very small city, I hesitate to tell them what happened. It could create ripples in the community, and possibly get me in trouble.
How would you handle this? Let it slide? Tell the vet's office? Tell someone else?