Skip to comments.Dog's Family Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against Vet Who Kept Pet Secretly Alive
Posted on 05/09/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT by Innovative
In their lawsuit, Jamie and Marian Harris allege their vet, Millard Lucien "Lou" Tierce III, DVM, said he had discovered in an X-ray that the dog had a birth defect that could not be fixed. The couple, after consulting with the vet at his Camp Bowie Animal Clinic, determined the best course of action for their 170-pound Leonberger was euthanasia.
Six months later, the couple was tipped off by a vet tech at Tierce's clinic that Sid was being kept alive, caged in deplorable conditions and being used for blood donations.
In the lawsuit, the family said they immediately took Sid to another clinic where they learned he had been "abusively kenneled," "had stressed-induced mange," and "had atrophy in his leg muscles, due to gross inactivity and the abusive kenneling," "had veins consistent with him having been used as a regular blood donor," and "definitively had no congenital spine defect."
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A "vet" like this one should lose his license, be locked up and treated the way he treated these innocent dogs who were brought to him to be healed, not abused.
I like the part about taking a million dollars away from the old Dr. Mengele. That will leave a mark.
That is one sick arsehole.
Yes, the vet should lose his license and serve time. Thank goodness for the vet tech’s willingness to help the poor dog!
This is one of the most upsetting stories I’ve heard in my lifetime.
Have you signed away the rights to your body, while you still have some use for it, via checking the “yes” box on your willingness to allow organ donations via your drivers license?
Years ago, everyone who opposed the concept were ridiculed and told it would never happen...LOL!
So an animal doctor got caught doing what most people already knew would eventually happen.
I bet you still don't think it happens to human patients.
I believe it does happen to people (at least euthanasia) in the USA.
Won’t get a million dollars but will get a substantial amount for illegal conversion of property.
The vet will lose his license and also get a criminal penalty of animal abuse and theft.
If your dog or cat is put to sleep, stay there with it until you know it’s dead. Then take the body to the crematorium yourself.
Bastard needs worse than a suspended license.
He TORTURED those dogs, some for years.
Imagine waiting in that hell for your people to come back for you.
It was a beagle.
I HATED that evil book.
Remember the Rottweiler in Needful Things?
King is mentally defective.
If this were my dogs, I’d achieve a level of crazy no one’s ever seen before.
that veterinarian is a ghoul. i hope he loses and nver touches another animal again. sick bastard. he’d be worrying about more than money if it was me.
Truthfully, animal blood is always in critical shortage, but there is a way around the problem that could pay for the upkeep of many animals that today are typically put down.
To become a canine blood donor, a dog must:
Be friendly with a good temperament
Be from 1 to 6 years of age
Be in good physical condition and free of parasites
Weigh at least 50 pounds
Be current on vaccinations
Have never received a blood transfusion
Not be used for breeding
Be taking no medication except heartworm, flea preventative, or thyroid medication
In that a unit of dog blood can start at $300, if a donation is “rolled back” into upkeep, a dog could pay for months of their care with just a single donation. Donations should be no more often than 60 to 90 days.
Which is a heck of a lot better alternative than euthanasia, as well as saving the life of another dog.
I now wonder what happened to my grandmother’s puppy who Dr. Tierce said had water on the brain so many years ago? I happened to be his clinic one day way after my grandparents thought their pup was being put down. I happened to see this little dog that looked so much like Sugar. I mentioned she did saying her name. The pup started wagging her tail a lot and I asked pointed if she was one and the same. They admitted she was and said they had kept her alive to I think experiment. I told my grandmother. She was devastated; but I don’t know what happened after that. Also, for some reason, my brother and sister had some kind of altercation with this vet but don’t remember what it was.
Yes it is. No telling what this guy has done. A lot of people in Ft Worth went to him and thought he was a God. I think the incident with my grandparents happened back in the 70’s.
I’d give them every penny and more. I have no words for this veterinarian. The man is a monster.
For example, Boston Children's Hospital.
I am not a organ donor. I know a lot of EMS people who aren’t either because the temptation of man to end a life for cash is too great.
Another thing, The Hospital makes a ton of cash from organ donors, but none is passed down to the family of the organ donor to help with the funeral. that don’t seem right.
I do and I'm a donor
Well, God Bless you and glad youre still alive.
But I still don’t trust people.
Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water.
So when you find that one bad conservative, will you become a libertarian or a liberal?
You mean there are really people who just drop their beloved pets off at the vets and don’t stay with them while they are put down?
Folks like that make me a bit sick to my stomach.
The way my father described it, his father would have him and his brothers dig a hole out in the woods. Then they would lead (or carry) the dog out there. They would gently wrap the dog in an old blanket and my grandfather would shoot the dog in the back of the head while his sons petted the dog to keep it calm and in place. Then they would gently lower the dog - still in the blanket - down into the hole and ceremoniously fill the hole back up. My father described it as a moving experience even though by today's standards, it appears barbaric.
Even to this day, you can walk down towards the creek and see a few of those pet burial sites from over 60 years ago.
I never understood dog owners taking their pets to the vet and just walking away either, however I should mention that most vets seem to encourage you to do just that. We always insisted on being in the room with our pets during the euthanization and we would pet them as they slipped out of their mortal coils - hopefully to endless fields of rabbits to chase and lots of bones to chew under a warm sun.
That vet should be forbidden to practice. But donor animals are nothing new.
After I finished my hitch in the Navy I worked at a veterinary hospital for a couple of years. There was a cage in the auxiliary building marked “house dog”. He was used as a blood donor. I never asked how he had been obtained, but when it came time to let the dogs out into the runs I used to spend a few minutes playing with him. The poor guy was desperate for attention, yet obedient; he’d go back into the cage without a hassle. Some of the boarded dogs were not as cooperative.
There was a “house cat”, too, but he was not as friendly, just tolerating our presence when we cleaned his cage and fed him.
I don’t understand leaving the dog behind for his last moments, either.
What I also don’t understand is that they took him to the vet for a minor anal gland issue and he was still there (presumably because he still required treatment for same) in September when they had him brought out and he couldn’t use his back legs. Then they continued to leave him in vets care for another month and got the “diagnosis” when they brought in a second dog that needed x-rays. Who the heck leaves their dog at the vet for four months for an anal gland problem and doesn’t question what is going on? Then they see he can’t walk and leave him there for ANOTHER month?
Not to excuse the barbaric vet, but I would have been demanding answers within a day or two and not putting my dog under full time vet care for something that wasn’t life threatening.
Here is one source (the attorney) who says the dog was left there for months before the fraudulent spine diagnosis: http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/The+Story+of+Sid.pdf
My “emergency contacts” know exactly how I feel about it, and also that I do not want futile and expensive death prolonging medical intervention.
I don't include providing food and water as futile medical intervention.
I have made clear my wish to be cremated, as opposed to buried.
dmz, I have no problem with donating any of my usable tissues and organs at my end of life to those still living.
The flip side is that I also don't want to be prematurely euthanized for medical experimentation or profit.
Are you seriously ill informed enough to really believe this one veterinarian's sordid conduct is an absolute aberration?
Incredibly sick piece of crap. Just reading the warrant on what he did to his own dog...
IMO, people guilty of cruel acts against living things invite the same to be done to them, and I’d have no problem being his keeper for the duration, myself. Keeping him alive for the suffering, that is.
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