Vet tells family to put down dog and then keeps it


The veterinarian, 71-year-old Millard Lucien Tierce, has been arrested for animal cruelty.

Tierce, of Camp Bowie Animal Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, is accused of keeping Sid, a Leonberger, alive for use in blood transfusions, Star-Telegraph reported.

Fort Worth Police and the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners raided the veterinary clinic after Sid’s owner Marian Harris was tipped off by veterinarian technician Mary Brewer, a former employee, that her dog was alive despite being told six months ago he had to be euthanised.

Brewe said the dog was being used for blood transfusions while being kept in a cage most of the day.

“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.

Harris, from the Texan city of Aledo, said last October she gave Dr Tierce permission to put down Sid after she was told that the dog was suffering from a congenital spinal disorder.

The she received a call from Brewer and in a scene straight from the 1992 family classic movie Beethoven she and husband Jamie went to the veterinary clinic and found Sid in a cage 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.

The dog jumped into their mini-van and Jamie and Mirian Harris drove to another veterinary clinic and was told Sid did not need to be put down.

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

Police and the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners have removed two more dogs from the clinic.

Dr Tierce, a licensed veterinary surgeon since 1966, denied the allegations before he was arrested. He has been released on $10,000 bail.

James Eggleston, attorney for Jamie and Marian Harrises, said three other clients of Dr Tierce have filed complaints with the state veterinary board after news of Sid became public.

Thanks to banco for the find!

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chaplinshouse site profile image  

5/1/14 6:55 PM by chaplinshouse

cops in a raid just found out this sick fuck had animal organs in jars all over the place. they know of at least 5 dogs he lied to owners about then kept them in a cage 23.5 hours a day to poke and prod them in experiments and take their blood, while their owners (his loyal customers) mourned their animals "death". The place was a filthy shithole, bugs everywhere, dirty laundry in exam rooms, hallways, stairwells, etcthe board yanked his license and he's facing animal cruelty charges. still the retards are coming to his defense!

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5/1/14 4:59 PM by Jack Carter

LOL @ the OG Blog. I created this thread yesterday and it made the blog.   Today, this thread made the blog.

The Gumball Kid site profile image  

5/1/14 4:59 PM by The Gumball Kid

Not smart, you'd be in a penitentiary for the rest of your life getting anal transfusions

TexDeuce site profile image  

5/1/14 4:39 PM by TexDeuce

Wow that is fucked up.

BigWilliam site profile image  

5/1/14 4:30 PM by BigWilliam

I would beat that man to death with my bare hands.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

5/1/14 4:28 PM by chaplinshouse

btw it's not just one dog he did it to, there were many including cats

chaplinshouse site profile image  

5/1/14 4:27 PM by chaplinshouse

this is a big local news story. TONS of people are coming out defending this scumbag because they've been a customer for so long and he's always been nice to THEM. fucker looks just like santa claus

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5/1/14 2:49 PM by TFK_Fanboy


The Gumball Kid site profile image  

5/1/14 2:45 PM by The Gumball Kid - From the original article. Looks like a trusting guy, goes to show you that you just never know in this day and age