The first time she saw a live animal, she was stunned.
She had seen a dog before, but not live.
“It was as if they had put a camera on it,” she said.
She then noticed the animal was crying and begging.
The woman, who has not spoken to the animal since, said she felt compelled to call the emergency services.
“The animal started crying and it was so sad,” she told the BBC.
“I asked, ‘Can I help?’ and they said yes.”
After two hours, she realised the animal had died.
She called for an ambulance.
She said she knew the animal died because she could see the signs of an organ failure.
“The next thing I knew, the ambulance was there.
It was a big green animal.”
The ambulance driver was able to revive the animal by pumping it full of oxygen.
But the woman was able help the animal again.
“My heart dropped a little bit,” she says.
“When you see animals cry, you want to help them, but you also have to realise that this is not human life.
This is not what we live for.”
She went to the local vet, where she said a veterinarian told her that her dog was a “tuberculosis” and that she had to euthanise it.
The woman went on to have another dog named after her that died from the disease, a cat named after a woman in her 70s who was diagnosed with the disease.
The BBC has contacted the owners of the cats.
A spokesman for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons of England said: “We can’t be sure whether the woman is right or wrong, but we would not advise anyone to give their pet to an animal shelter.”