FORT WORTH, Texas (CBS News) – A Texas family is accusing a veterinarian of keeping their dog imprisoned in a cage and using it for blood transfusions for six months after they thought their pet had been euthanized due to health problems.
The dog’s owner said she had given Dr. Lou Tierce of the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic in Forth Worth permission to euthanize her then 4-year-old Leonberger, Sid, last October because the veterinarian told her the dog had a degenerative health condition, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reported.
But last week, Marian Harris heard from a former employee of the vet’s clinic, who told her Sid was still alive.
“The betrayal is so incredibly intense that nothing you have prepares you for the emotions,” Harris said. “There’s anger, there’s joy that you have your dog back, there’s betrayal of this intense trust. And so it’s just really hard to camp on one particular emotion.”
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