We published a story Thursday about a Lubbock couple who claimed an employee at a local vet's office tried to steal their dog. Today we were able to hear the employee's side of the story.
Her name is Kristy Willis, and she says she wants to set the record straight.
She says the dog's former owner, Nicole Saunders signed ownership of the dog over to her and that Saunders no longer has rights to the dog.
Willis does admit she shouldn't have lied to the couple when they wanted the dog back. She told them the dog had actually died, but Willis says it was her dog at that point, and she has the right to say whatever she wants about it.
"They were going to take her home, let her suffer and die. They did not have to sign her over to me," Willis said.
"I worked round the clock with this dog. I went in on my days off to treat this dog. I treated her as my own because she was my own, because they relinquished ownership to me."
Willis was asked to resign from her job at the Animal Hospital of Lubbock earlier this week. She calls the whole situation unfair.