Dorchester Paws has made great life saving progress over the past several years and we continue to strive to place animals in a loving home. Our responsibility of public service is to ensure safety is paramount and placing safe, healthy animals into the community. To fulfill those obligations, the Board of Directors of Dorchester Paws put in place, and the staff of Dorchester Paws carries out, policies informed by and developed with medical professionals and animal welfare organizations. The veterinarian and vet technician of Dorchester Paws followed those policies in this instance, and the Dorchester Paws Board of Directors supports the staff’s decision. The staff of Dorchester Paws has the difficult job of making these decisions, and the Board of Directors sympathizes with the staff and all affected and asks that the staff’s professional judgment be respected.