Vet Convinces Family To Euthanize Dog Then Keeps It Alive In Secret For Blood Transfusions

Pic: Ft. Worth PD (PD)

Pic: Ft. Worth PD (PD)

I received an email from Disinfonaut Conspiracy Carrot about this particular story while I was walking my own dog, and well… I don’t think you should read it unless you’re made of strong stuff. It’s like something from a horror movie. There are no words.

They’re already calling him the “vampire vet.”

Via NBC:

A popular Fort Worth veterinary clinic is under investigation after a family says instead of euthanizing their sick pet the vet secretly kept the dog alive for blood transfusions.

Fort Worth police, the city of Fort Worth and state investigators are involved in the investigation that started when a client of the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic found out his beloved pet, believed to have been euthanized, was alive.

Jamie and Marian Harris said they took their dog, a 5-year-old Leonberger named Sid, to the vet to be treated for a minor anal gland issue.

After undergoing treatment, the family claims Sid had trouble walking and the veterinarian told them he had a bad spine condition that would only worsen. Court documents said the family was told the best option was to put him to sleep.

The couple and their son said their goodbyes and said they allowed the clinic to bury Sid on the vet’s farm.

Six months later, the Harrises said they received a call from a veterinarian technician, Mary Brewer, who told them Sid was alive and being used for blood transfusions while being kept in a cage most of the day, surrounded by his urine and feces.

“I told her, ‘He’s still here,’ and she’s like, ‘Can he walk?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, he’s here waiting on you. If you came today, he’d walk out and jump in your car,'” said Brewer.

“It was like getting punched in the stomach and then some,” said Marian Harris. “This has rocked our world. My kids are like, ‘How does somebody do this?’ How does this happen?”

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10 Comments on "Vet Convinces Family To Euthanize Dog Then Keeps It Alive In Secret For Blood Transfusions"

  1. InfvoCuernos | Apr 30, 2014 at 11:37 pm |

    Ya, somebody’d be getting a punch in the stomach alright.

  2. Echar Lailoken | Apr 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm |

    That’s a special kind of low.

  3. Conspiracy Carrot | May 1, 2014 at 2:29 am |

    Truly horrifying. Thanks for sharing it, Matt. This particular story is haunting me because a couple years back I helped my mother bring her elderly, paralyzed dog to a vet to be euthanized and got the creepiest vibe from the vet & the vet’s son/employee. Later that day I began to wonder if something very much like this could happen to our poor dog. And I guess it could…

    • Anarchy Pony | May 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm |

      Where was that at?

      • Conspiracy Carrot | May 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm |

        I’d rather not say and I’m not accusing the vet of anything. But the creepy vibe I got from them, combined with my wild imagination & grief had me wondering if pets that were to be euthanized were ever sold or used for experimentation.

  4. Would like to see this vet chained up in someones basement providing choice treats for their dog for the next 6 months.

  5. Rhoid Rager | May 1, 2014 at 3:37 am |

    Come on now, I think it matters who the blood transfusions are for. It’s all relative–he could be collecting dog blood to send to children in third world countries.

  6. Ted Heistman | May 1, 2014 at 10:41 am |

    That guy needs his ass kicked.

  7. Anarchy Pony | May 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm |

    Santa gone wrong!

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