A bumbling vet wrongly euthanized a woman's healthy pet cat in Massachusetts last week.
Colleen Conlon's made an appointment for her eight-year-old kitty, Lady, to have a flee bath at the Broadway Animal Hospital in Gardner on Monday.
Her son, Jesse, took Lady for what should have been a routine visit, signing authorization papers given to him by Dr Muhammad Malik.
What he was actually signing was Lady's death warrant, handed to him accidentally by Dr Malik.
'I made the mistake of signing those papers but I didn't know what I was signing, nothing was explained to me,' Conlon told telegram.com.
Leaving Lady with the vet, Conlon when to collect his mother's other cat, Little Bit, intending to check it in for the same treatment.
But upon return to the surgery he was greeted with the bad news: Lady was dead.
'He asked me if I wanted to keep the bodies,' says Conlon.
'It was like a blank stare back at each other for the first 10 seconds, then he immediately grabbed the papers I thought were registration forms and told me I had signed the papers.'
Devastated, Conlon went to break the mix up to his mother, all the more heartbreaking because Lady had belonged to his sister who died in a car accident in 2010.
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