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Dog disappears from animal clinic, owner upset

Gilda, the Jack Russell terrier, went missing from the animal clinic Gilda, the Jack Russell terrier, went missing from the animal clinic
Animal clinic workers say Gilda escaped through this hole in the fence Animal clinic workers say Gilda escaped through this hole in the fence

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis woman is demanding answers after her dog disappeared from a veterinarian's office after she dropped it off.

Paula Newberry says she dropped her two dogs off at the Pet's Choice Animal Clinic on Winchester Road Friday morning.

She says the clinic was supposed to watch the dogs while she was out of town for the weekend. But when she called to check on her dogs Monday morning, an employee told her the Jack Russell terrier, Gilda, ran away after escaping through a small hole in the fence.

"He claims he let her out with the other little dogs to do their business and she got out," said Newberry. "She got away from him. If she got away from him why didn't they call us immediately?"

"My worker told me he let him outside just like he does with any other dog. He came back. The dog ended up getting free. How it happened? God as my witness, I don't know," said Marcus Dorris, Pet's Choice Animal Clinic. "I'm literally just coming back into town. We've already taken every step we can."

Action News 5 is told the employee who let the dog out has been suspended and could be fired.

The animal clinic is offering a $2,500 reward for the dog's safe return.

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