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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:56 AM
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Vet Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

This is so sad and absolutely frightening for pet owners.

http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles...00010000000001
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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good grief, if a vet can't handle an agressive and uncooperative animal, who can?? The poor dog was probably scared in unfamiliar surroundings, I would have thought this was a normal situation in a vet's office.

I think someone needs a career change.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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That's so disgusting. I guess there are good and bad in every profession. It sounds to me as though this guy had an ego thing and liked being "in charge" more than he wanted to help animals.

Joey was very fearful at the vet's and he was a grumpy guy to begin with. Loved me and me alone. And when he had the ulcerated cornea problems we were at the vet every week for months. They understood that he was a rescue, had been abused and would be aggressive, and that they always needed an assistant to hold him tight--with a muzzle, but they ALWAYS treated him with patience and respect. He got to be a favorite in spite of it and when we would walk in the staff would say "Joey !" the way everyone would yell "Norm" on Cheers.


This story makes me even more grateful for the great health care providers I've had for my boys.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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I have seen many cases like this before (vet assistants with hidden cameras) and I was amazed to see how many were horrible, cruel and abusive to the animals ! :sad:

It all boils down to cold hard cash!! A vet with his/her own practise makes big $$$, so I believe many get into it for the money only (I knew one vet who said he hated animals, and that he became a vet for the money)

Please don't flame me for my opinion, as I also believe some get into it for the love of animals.

I guess what everyone should do to avoid this, is stay with your pet, while at the vet.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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We can only hope these barbarians are few and far between.

It reminds me of the importance of our responsibility as guardians to interview prospective Vets before handing over the care of our animals who cannot speak for themselves. I made the mistake of not doing that with my last dawg, she had what must have been a horrific experience and was terrified to the point of panic attacks with every Vet she met afterwards.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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Wow, how low can humans go ? This makes my blood boil.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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Happy Cats, I agree with you. I'm sure that the vast majority of vets are there because of their love for animals. But there are a few who care more about the money.

Anyway, I keep coming back to this and my heart just breaks for that poor doggie.:sad:
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Old June 12th, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Im with you gals. My blood freakin BOILS at this situation . What in the hell is wrong with people? I'm just in tears over this. That poor little chihuahua! Five pounds? 3-4 hard wacks in the head until his eye pops out!!
Out-friggin-rageous!!!
I'd like 30 minutes alone with that guy in a cell and believe me when I tell you that he won't be coming out with both of HIS eyes!

DISGUSTING!!!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 03:24 PM
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I know 3 people who work at 3 different vets. 1 is a tech, 1 is an assistant, 1 is a kennel attendant. The things they have told me about the vets are absolutely horrendous. I have taken animals to all 3 vets before, but trust me, never again. these vets are not outright abusive...but I just no longer trust them. Unfortunately the only vet I trusted retired, and I am not comfortable leaving my doggie at any vet for any period of time now.
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