Animals are usually tattooed when they are spayed or neutered to identify that they have been fixed by a veterinarian. It’s unusual for a dog to get a tattoo for any other purpose, but a North Carolina man has done just that.
Ernesto Rodriguez, a tattoo artist and parlor owner, tattooed 2 of his dogs. The puppies, described as American bully breeds, were tattooed after having an ear-cropping procedure at the vet’s office.
Rodriguez claimed that 1 of the dogs, Duchess, was still sleeping off the anesthesia and continued sleeping through the tattooing process and the ride home.
He told WGHP Fox 8 News that the purpose of the tattoos was just in case “anything happens to them.”
Animal advocate and North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare President Caleb Scott is suspicious of Rodriguez’s story because animals are not usually allowed to go home from a veterinary procedure until they awake.
No charges have been filed in the case.
Source: WGHP Fox 8