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In the dark of night… emergency surgery

Jersey receiving emergency surgery

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pictured is an emergency surgery for an injured dog, Jersey, that was carried out in the back of a truck, in the dark, “because we have no certified veterinarian on island,” said local pet owner Ruth Glodowski. “We shouldn’t have to go through this,” she said, adding that there was another surgery performed — also in the back of a truck, in the dark — after they were done with her dog.

It was local resident Tanya Tarasawa who came to the rescue and did what she could to ensure that Jersey would be fine.

Local pet lovers continue to voice their concerns about the lack of a licensed veterinarian to treat animals at the Dept of Agriculture’s vet clinic.