Did A Dog Die Waiting For Speeding Ticket?

Imagine you were pulled over for a speeding ticket as you tried to rush your dying pet to a vet. This is what happened to student Michael Gonzales and his girlfriend, Krystal Hernandez, in San Marcos, Texas recently.

Though they admit they were speeding, they say their dog Missy lost her life because they were delayed for 20 minutes by an officer who wrote them a ticket and reprimanded them and said, “It’s just a dog. You can buy another one. Relax.”

Good Morning America aired footage in which you can hear the officer telling them to relax. Click above.

The pair jumped in their car with their dog around midnight after their dog choked on some food and went limp. They say Missy was still breathing in their car as officer Paul Stephens was tooling around, writing them a ticket, and chatting with another officer.

The couple pleaded with the officer to let them go and promised to turn themselves in after they took the dog to the vet. According to a Texas newspaper, Gonzales has not decided whether to pursue a lawsuit against the department.

The speeding ticket has been dismissed and the department says they have reprimanded the officer.


August 20, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Animals.

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