Months after they believed their dog was put down, a family in Texas was shocked to discover that their dog had been secretly kept alive and used for a blood transfusion.
According to KTVT, the family alleges that a veterinarian at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic in Fort Worth kept their dog, a 4-year-old Leonberger named Sid, alive for six months.
Sid’s owner, Marian Harris, said she gave Dr. Lou Tierce permission to euthanize the dog last October due to health problems.
But recently, Harris received a phone call from a former clinic employee who told her that Sid was still alive, imprisoned in a cage.
The former employee, Mary Brewer, also told Harris that Sid was used for a blood transfusion during that time.
The Harris family picked up Sid from the clinic, and took him back home. Another vet told them he didn’t need to be put down.
State and local authorities have launched investigations into the clinic and have removed some pets as evidence.
At this time, no charges have been filed.