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Ebola nurse's husband fights to save family dog from being put to sleep
08 October 2014 @ 09:02

THE husband of the Madrid nurse being treated for Ebola is fighting to save the life of the couple's dog, since the regional government wants him to be put to sleep.

Javier, whose wife Teresa, 44, is in isolation at the Carlos III hospital, was ordered to give consent for their dog to be put down in case he spread the virus to other humans or animals.

When Javier refused, the regional government announced that it would simply obtain a court order, break into the family home, and put the animal, Excalibur, to sleep.

And he is helpless to be able to stop them, because he, too, is in isolation in the same hospital as a precaution.

Javier has written to the Villa Pepa animal shelter, says it is 'unjust and unfair' that due to 'mistakes made by the health authority' in failing to ensure the safety of its hospital staff that they should 'decide to solve the problem quickly'.


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