On pense avoir tout vu, tout entendu et on découvre ÇA!
Si en plus il faut se méfier de son véto????
Raison de plus pour assister son compagnon jusqu'au bout et surtout pour demander plusieurs avis avant l'issue fatale.
Dr Millard Lucien "Lou" Tierce, le vétérinaire incriminé a maintenu des chiens en vie (en survie), car telle avait été sa décision. Alors que les familles avaient été convaincues de l'état désespéré de leur compagnon à 4 pattes, le véto, les séquestrait pour pratiquer des expériences.....!!!
Le véto avait son petit labo perso! Certains chiens y sont restés jusqu'à deux, voire trois ans.
Sa propre chienne, une border collie a été retrouvé, une patte en moins et une épaule déboitée dans une chambre d'examens souffrant le matyr. La pauvre chienne est restée dans la même position depuis juin 2013. Elle a dû être euthanasiée par un autre vétérinaire tant son état était desespéré, car en plus de tout le reste, elle présentait des troubles neurologiques.
Si Marian et Jamie Harris ont pu retrouver leur léonberg, supposément euthanasié pour un problème à la colonne vertébrale, c'est uniquement grâce à l'intervention de Mary Brewer, qui par téléphone les a avertis de l'existence de leur chien. Le léonberg croupissait dans une petite cage et servait de donneur de sang. Son calvaire aura duré 6 mois. Quelle ne fut pas la surprise des Harris d'apprendre que leur chien non seulement n'était pas mort, mais qu'en plus il ne présentait aucun trouble de la colonne vertébrale.
"Le véto vampire" tel est son surnom devra répondre de plusieurs chefs d'inculpation.
'Vampire vet' kept FIVE dogs alive meant to be euthanized - and his own pet border collie was found twitching in pain with one leg missing and another dislocated
- Dr Millard Tierce admitted to keeping alive five dogs brought to the clinic to be put down because he believed it was his decision
- Tierce's border collie was with a foot missing and dislocated shoulders in an exam room, where she had remained since June 2013
- Another veterinarian had to put down the collie because she had mouth disease, cataracts and untreatable neurological disease
- Tierce, 71, turned himself in Wednesday at Tarrant County Jail and was later released on bail
- Marian and Jamie Harris took their Leonberger to be put down at Camp Bowie Animal Clinic in October 2013 after Tierce said he had spinal defect
- Sid was found alive this week in a back room where he had spent six months being used as blood donor
- Lab technician told police some animals were caged for nearly 24 hours a day and experimented on
By SNEJANA FARBEROV
PUBLISHED: 16:52 GMT, 2 May 2014 | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 2 May 2014
Reckoning: Dr Millard Lucien 'Lou' Tierce, 71, turned himself in at the Tarrant County Jail and was charged with animal cruelty
A Texas veterinarian arrested for animal cruelty has admitted to keeping alive five dogs meant to be put down, among them his own pet, which was discovered lying motionless with one of her legs missing.
Dr Millard Lucien 'Lou' Tierce, 71, turned himself in at the Tarrant County Jail at around Wednesday and was later released on $10,000 bail.
His veterinary license has been suspended by the state pending an investigation.
According to the suspension order, officials inspecting Tierce's popular Camp Bowie Animal Clinic found 'unsanitary conditions, animal organs kept in jars, bugs in exam rooms, open and unsecured medications' strewn about the office along with laundry and pieces of paper.
They also discovered that five pets the veterinarian had accepted for euthanasia were still alive, one of them kept in a cage for two or three years.
Three dogs rescued from the veterinary office by police were described as being in 'such a decrepit shape' that they had to be euthanized to put an end to their suffering.
Tierce told investigators that two of the pooches had been brought to the clinic by their owners to be put to sleep, but according to state records, the 71-year-old doctor believed that the decision was his to make.
A third dog, a black and white border collie that belonged to Tierce himself, was discovered twitching in pain inside a box left in an exam room.
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Confession: Tierce, pictured on the day of his arrest, admitted to keeping alive five dogs that had been brought to the clinic by their owners to be put down
Cruel: Tierce, 71, told investigators he gave his terminally ill border collie food and water, but withheld medical care
One of the animal’s legs was missing, another was dislocated, and the collie also had two dislocated shoulders.
Veterinary technician Cynthia Welch told police that Tierce's pet dog had been lying in the same position on the floor since at least June 2, 2013, when she came to work at the clinic.
When questioned by police, Dr Tierce said that he gave the collie food and water, but withheld medical treatment.
‘He said he had not euthanized the dog even though in his professional opinion he knew it needed to be,’ the documents state.
The border collie was later put to sleep by another veterinarian, who examined her and concluded that the animal was emaciated, had severe mouth disease, cataracts, and degenerative neurological disorder, among other ailments.
A lab technician also told investigators that several animals were kept in cages for nearly 24 hours a day so experiments could be performed on them.
Tierce had received his veterinary license in 1966, and until this week, he had a spotless record. The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is expected to convene in Austin for an emergency meeting to discuss Tierce's fate in the medical profession.
His license suspension order stated that Tierce repeatedly violated the Veterinary Licensing Act and is a ‘continuing threat and real danger’ to the health of his patients and to the public.
In a written statement to investigators, Tierce acknowledged that his clinic was unsanitary and that he had kept five animals that should have been euthanized, according to the board's report. But the report doesn't specify if he explained why he kept the animals.
The shocking allegations against the beloved local veterinarian came to light after Marian and James Harris, of Aledo, discovered that their 5-year-old Leonberger named Sid has been living in a cage at the clinic for the past six months and tapped for blood transfusions.
Lucky dog: Sid the 5-year-old Leonberger was rescued by his owner from an animal clinic in Texas where he spent six months locked up in a cage and used for blood transfusions
Reunited: Marian Harris rescued Sid from the animal clinic after being tipped off that her dog was not put down six months ago
Mrs Harris said that last October, she gave Tierce permission to euthanize Sid after the doctor told her that the pup was suffering from a congenital spinal disorder.
But last Monday, the woman got a call from a former employee at the animal clinic telling her that her dog has been kept alive in a cage for the past six months.
In a scene straight out of the 1992 family classic Beethoven, Marian Harris and her husband, Jamie, marched down to the animal clinic and discovered Sid imprisoned in a pen in a back room.
‘The betrayal is so incredibly intense that nothing you have prepares you for the emotions. 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,’ Harris told CBS DFW.
Good Samaritan: Former clinic worker Mary Brewer called the Harris family to tell them that their dog was alive and used for experiments
The mother of two from Aledo said her pet, which was supposedly terminally ill, was able to walk and jump into her minivan on his own when she came to rescue him.
The family drove the pooch to another clinic, where a veterinarian determined that Sid did not need to be put down at all.
‘It was like getting punched in the stomach and then some,’ Marian Harris told the station NBC DFW. ‘This has rocked our world. My kids are like, “How does somebody do this?” How does this happen?"’
On Tuesday, police officers descended on Camp Bowie clinic in the 5700 block of Lovell Avenue and seized two more dogs as evidence.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Dr Tierce spoke out in his own defense, calling the Harris family's claims as 'a bunch of hooey.'
Speaking to the Star Telegram, the veteran medic said that it was Mrs Harris who wanted her dog euthanized, but he could not bring himself to do it.
Tierce also said Mary Brewer, who contacted the Harris family about their dog, was just a disgruntled former employee who wanted to get back at him.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2618889/Vampire-vet-kept-FIVE-dogs-alive-meant-euthanized-pet-border-collie-twitching-pain-one-leg-missing-dislocated.html#ixzz30lFQszEg
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