Skip to comments.A Texas Veterinarian Allegedly Kept A Family's Dog Alive For Blood Transfusions
Posted on 04/30/2014 8:58:05 PM PDT by blam
A Texas Veterinarian Allegedly Kept A Family's Dog Alive For Blood Transfusions
April 30, 2014, 9:58 PM
A Fort Worth, Texas veterinarian has been arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals after a family alleged their dog was kept alive without their knowledge for blood transfusions instead of being euthanized, The Star-Telegram reports.
The veterinarian, 71-year-old Millard Lou Tierce, turned himself in on Wednesday and was released on $10,000 bail. He denied the complaint, telling the Telegram it was "all a bunch of hooey."
The dog at the center of the allegations, a 5-year-old Leonberger named "Sid," was taken to the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic by Jamie and Marian Harris about six months ago for a minor anal gland issue, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. After the treatment however, Sid was barely able to walk.
According to court documents, Dr. Tierce told the family it was a reaction to the medication. With the dog's condition not improving, the doctor later allegedly discovered a defect on Sid's upper spine, and the family was told nothing could be done.
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Pretty hard to claim hooey if they recovered the dog, alive, which they did according to the story.
Anytime that I’ve had the sad duty of having an animal friend put down, I’ve always made sure was am present when they did it. I can’t leave them there to their fate surrounded by strangers.
I think I have the perfect punishment for this guy. It involves a crate and some IV needles.
Thank you, we owe them at least that much. It's hard, but the right thing to do.