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As of last Wednesday, a Pennsylvania family has been in a contentious battle with local animal shelter, trying to win back custody of their beloved Beagle.
Rob and Alexis Krekstein were having work done on their house, with contractors constantly coming in and out. At some point on Tuesday, the door was left ajar, and the Krekstein's Beagle, aptly named Flash, saw the opportunity and ran out on his own.
After their dog bolted out the front door, the Krekstein family quickly snapped into action. While they canvassed the surrounding area, called the police, and notified the SPCA, their efforts were not rewarded, as nobody was able to give them any information about their lost pup’s whereabouts.
Alexis and Flash
When news that Flash was found finally came, it wasn't from the cops, a neighbor, or the SPCA -- it was the Main Line Animal Rescue, the place where the Krekstein's adopted their baby Flash. However, what they expected to be a stress relieving message ended up becoming one of the most tension-inducing emails they would ever receive.
In the email, the executive director of the shelter, Bill Smith, told the Kreksteins that the family was found in breach of their contract with the shelter. Since the shelter was not notified of Flash’s escape, and the fact that Flash was found without ID tags, Smith stated that the terms of their contract were broken, thereby absolving it and relinquishing ownership of the dog back to the shelter.
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