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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Reporter 

Officer urges more pet abuse reporting


A Lhasa Apso taken to Castle Rock Veterinary Clinic last month became an example in the importance of taking care of one’s pets after the veterinarian was forced to put the dog down.

“When the basic necessities are denied, who suffers? The pet suffers,” Mary Maestas of Castle Rock Veterinary Clinic said. “The stench of rotting flesh should alert the pet parent of a serious problem, but with some people, that too goes unnoticed until the poor pet that has been in excruciating pain for a very long time, is too weak to hold its head up.”

At that point though, Maestas said help came t...

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