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Puppy ‘Fenway’ dies from injuries after kennel stay

A 10-month-old Australian Shepherd named Fenway was in critical condition after his owners claim he was injured at a local boarding service. (Courtesy Jessica Fox/Facebook)
The 10-month-old Australian Shepherd, named Fenway, succumbed to his injuries Friday night after his owners claim he was injured at a local boarding service. (Courtesy Jessica Fox/Facebook)

After nearly a week of emergency veterinary care, the 10-month-old dog injured at a Newport News kennel on Aug. 26 has died.

Jason Fox, the dog’s owner, made the announcement via Facebook on Friday night.

“We are simply devastated! Our Fenway lost his fight tonight at 11:32pm,” Fox wrote.

In a post made just a few hours before, Fox said that the cost of Fenway’s care had exceeded $16,000. A GoFundMe campaign created to raise funds for Fenway had received nearly $27,000.

WYDaily reported on Monday that Fenway had been dropped off at Coastal Dog Services for the weekend while Fox and his wife traveled out of town. On Saturday, the couple received a call from an employee who told Fox that Fenway had a cut above his eye and was taken to a local veterinarian.

Kennel owner Rick Tvelia said the dog’s collar had gotten stuck a fence, and in a panic, the dog injured itself. But Fox said he believed Fenway had been attacked by another dog.

Fenway was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic in Richmond for care on Sunday, where he remained until his death.

Fenway isn’t the first dog to lose its life after a stay at the Newport News kennel, though. WYDaily reported on Thursday that Tvelia is due in court this coming week after a chocolate lab was mauled to death by another dog at the kennel in June.

A “Justice for Fenway Continues” march is planned to begin at 11 a.m. outside of the Newport News courthouse as Tvelia goes to court on Sept. 6.

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This article was published in partnership with WYDaily’s sister paper, Southside Daily. 

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