Originally Posted by markp1313
Why did she do it? The word filters won't allow me to post the most
descriptive and accurate word I can think of.
Yeah. Some women (who give us all a bad name, I might add) lash out that way for spite with their own children after a divorce, so this is not very surprising, unfortunately.
I think you should do two things in this situation.
First, get a written affidavit from animal control that the dogs were in good condition and being cared for during your absence.
Second, since it does sound like the dogs may have been mishandled or pepper sprayed by AC, take them to the Vet and send her a nice, cushy bill to be paid with the ultimatum she either does that or gets slapped with a lawsuit for your expenses, pain & suffering, and the health issues being impounded caused the dogs. The affidavit from AC will be your proof in court.
And in all seriousness, after such a stressful event, you might want to look into getting the dogs on a homeopathic adrenal support formula, because humans or animals who have gone through traumatic events can get "stuck" in a constant state of fight or flight/anxiety from the stress. I've used NatraBio Adrenal support for dogs that had been attacked by other dogs, and could not seem to relax for days/weeks/months afterwards.