Former University of Utah coach sues dog boarding facility over death of beloved pet

SALT LAKE CITY — Former University of Utah and Weber State football coach Ron McBride is suing a dog boarding facility in Murray after his family’s longtime pet was killed by two other dogs there.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in 3rd District Court against Unleashed Dog Hotel, 5241 Commerce Drive in Murray.

McBride, his wife Vicky McBride, Jill Baxter (the McBrides’ daughter) and her husband, John Baxter, Mark Redican and his wife, Kelly Redican (the McBrides’ daughter), are all listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

The Baxter family adopted a dog named Christa, a purebred German shepherd, in 2008 when it was 8-weeks-old, according to the suit.

“Christa was obedient, trained, and well-socialized with people and other dogs. Christa got along well with both Coach and Flipper, the two other dogs living in the McBride/Redican home, and became a beloved family pet of the McBrides and Redicans as well as the Baxters,” the lawsuit states.

On May 1, the McBrides and Redicans hosted a wedding at their Holladay home and decided to board their three dogs at Unleashed Dog Hotel during the event. The lawsuit contends Unleashed Dog Hotel was picked after “substantial research” because it promised a “rigorously trained staff, constant supervision and monitoring.”

While the dogs were at the facility, employees had all of the dogs deemed to be well-behaved in an enclosed play area. But when the dogs were removed from the area, employees did not account for Christa who had fallen asleep, the lawsuit states.

Employees then let two other dogs in the play area whose owner had warned “were dog-aggressive and ‘ganged up’ on other dogs. He warned that his two dogs would seriously harm another dog,” according to the lawsuit.

After putting the two aggressive dogs in the play area, employees failed to watch the area, according to the lawsuit.

“No one stayed with the dogs to supervise them and no one monitored the cameras that surveilled the enclosed area where (the) two dogs had been left all alone,” the lawsuit states, noting the dogs were left unmonitored for 35 minutes.

When the two aggressive dogs found Christa sleeping, “both dogs attacked her simultaneously, dragging Christa around the room, viciously attacking and mauling her. There was no escape route from the enclosed area and Christa suffered a brutal attack for 15 minutes before she was killed,” according to the lawsuit.

The attack was recorded on the company’s surveillance camera.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

4 lottery winners who lost it all

Lottery winners’ lives aren’t always better with millions — 70% of lottery winners go bankrupt in just a few years, according to the National Endowment for Financial Education.
For some, the moment they receive their prize money can come with grim after-effects like divorce, theft, lawsuits, drug addiction, overspending, and even death threats.
Watch the video above to learn about four people whose lives took a turn for the worse the moment they won the lottery.

The Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots have reached over $1 billion combined, as of this writing. There’s a lot you can do with that kind of money, like try the most expensive tasting menu in the world or buy a private jet.

But winning two lotteries is even less likely than winning one — math suggests you shouldn’t even play.

Winning millions in cash can be more of a target than a blessing, earning you more attention than you expected. Some family members, exes, and spouses have plotted their own claim to the money by any means necessary, including lawsuits, divorces, and even attempts to kill the winner. For that reason, there are a couple things people can do if they win.

It’s important to remember that money doesn’t solve all of life’s problems. In fact, many lottery winners’ lives took a turn for the worse, and they also managed to lose all the money.

Watch the video above to learn about four people whose lives took a turn for the worse the moment they won the lottery.

This article has been updated from its original version.

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Source:: Business Insider