Woman reunited with dog after claiming boarding kennel lost it
A woman is claiming that Misty’s Pet Depot lost her dog and did not help her find it. Now, they are together again.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A woman said an East Tennessee kennel lost her dog and didn’t do anything to try and find it. Now, thanks to a good Samaritan, they are together again.
“It’s heartbreaking, it really is,” said Kristen Dever, the dog’s owner.
Dever’s dog Bentley is 10-months-old and was nowhere to be found. Dever blamed Misty’s Pet Depot on Walker Boulevard in Knoxville, saying they lost Bentley this past weekend while she was out of town.
“We just wanted to keep him safe,” said Dever. “Put him somewhere, where we don’t have to worry about where he’s at.”
Dever said she dropped her dog off at Misty’s Friday evening, with plans of picking him up on Monday. But then, Dever got a call from them Sunday morning.
“They were like, ‘Yeah, we got some bad news. We lost your dog,’” she said. Dever said she was told Bentley did not have his leash on, got over Misty’s fence and ran away.
Dever said she spent $100 of her own money to put up fliers, and she claims Misty’s did not help at all.
“They’re like, we called Young-Williams to let them know. Like, thanks,” she said.
Kristen sent WVLT News a copy of the contract she signed with Misty’s. In the fine print, it releases the staff of responsibility for “illness, injury, loss and/or death of a pet.”
“It’s so disappointing,” Dever said. “Like if I read that thoroughly, I don’t think I would have left him there.”
The story has a happy ending, however. Allie Moon called into the WVLT Newsroom Wednesday to say she had found Bently, who had decided to make her front porch home. Moon reunited Dever with her furry friend shortly after.
WVLT News reached out to Misty’s Pet Depot for this story but they declined to comment.
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