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Florida Woman Slips Note to Her Vet: 'Call the Cops'

Police arrested convicted felon Jeremy Floyd

(Newser) - "Call the cops, my boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know." So wrote a Florida woman in a note she handed to her dog's veterinarian Saturday in a highly stressful situation, authorities tell ABC News . Seems the boyfriend, convicted felon... More »

Cops: Veterinarian Shot Neighbor's Barking Dog

The pet hospital where she worked couldn't save it

(Newser) - Louisiana veterinarian Kelly Folse's prescription for a barking dog next door was a bullet, police say. Folse, 35, was booked on aggravated cruelty to an animal Tuesday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. She also faces charges of drug possession and illegal discharge of a firearm. Police say Folse shot... More »

Couple Who Kept Losing Baby's Pacifiers Find an Odd Culprit

Okla. vet had to remove 21 binkies from the belly of the family dog

(Newser) - "We have a 6-month-old baby and, you know, we have binkies in the house because of the baby and over the past five months, we’ve been missing many binkies," Oklahoma dad Scott Rogers tells KFOR-TV . Rogers and his wife couldn't figure out what was happening to... More »

Vet Couldn't Bear to Kill Them, but Couldn't Bear Not To

Taiwanese veterinarian kills herself with animal euthanasia drug; a year later, a law

(Newser) - The BBC notes that Chien Chih-cheng may have been "in the wrong job at the wrong time." That might be debatable, but what isn't is the fact that the Taiwanese veterinarian and animal lover met an awful fate last May when she killed herself, using the drug... More »

Board Rules on Texas Vet Who Killed Cat With Bow

She won't have license revoked permanently

(Newser) - The Texas veterinarian who outraged animal lovers nationwide by bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow is not going to lose her license permanently. CBS News reports that on Tuesday, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners decided that Kristen Lindsey's vet license should be suspended... More »

Couple Sues After Construction Crew Blocks Drive to Emergency Vet

New York City couple says men also damaged their car

(Newser) - A New York couple is suing two construction workers they allege not only blocked them from driving their bulldog to an emergency vet appointment but jumped on and damaged their BMW. Jair Freire and wife Angela Cuce say that Bienvenido Rodriguez and Anthony Pate were given "pseudo authority" over... More »

Vet Who Killed Cat With Bow Fights to Keep License

She says she hasn't worked since post went viral

(Newser) - The Texas veterinarian who was fired after boasting about killing a cat with a bow and arrow is trying to keep her license—and she promises she won't do it again. Dr. Kristen Lindsey appeared before state administrative judges Tuesday for the second day of a hearing about revoking... More »

Vet Student Whose Dog Got Her Expelled Loses Lawsuit

She wanted $500K from Cornell after her dog bit another student

(Newser) - Veterinary student Karen Habitzreuther was expelled from Cornell after her rescue dog bit a fellow student in 2006. Nine years later, a judge has dismissed her $500,000 lawsuit against the university, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. According to the New York Times , Habitzreuther, now 60, enrolled at Cornell in 2005... More »

No Charges for Vet Accused of Killing Cat With Arrow

There's not sufficient evidence Dr. Kristen Lindsey committed a crime

(Newser) - A Texas veterinarian may have angered a lot of people, but she won't be charged for allegedly killing a cat with an arrow through the head in April. The investigation into Dr. Kristen Lindsey could find no substantial evidence Lindsey committed a crime. Though she posted a photo of... More »

Small-Town Mystery: 9 Brains Found on Street

Officials in Gouverneur, NY probe grisly find

(Newser) - Nothing like walking outside your door one day, and stumbling on ... nine brains. That's the grisly sight that baffled residents of a village in upstate New York this week, the Post-Standard reports. People discovered the brains on a street near railroad tracks in Gouverneur, NY, and called the cops,... More »

Problems Multiply for Vet Who Bragged of Cat-Killing

Kristen Lindsey being investigated by State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

(Newser) - The problems are multiplying for the Texas veterinarian who boasted about killing a cat with a bow and arrow . Dr. Kristen Lindsey has already lost her job at a clinic in Brenham and she's now being investigated by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, according to KBTX... More »

Big Problems for Veterinarian Who Boasted of Killing Cat

Kristen Lindsey was fired from her job, the matter is under investigation

(Newser) - A Texas veterinarian has lost her job after posting a Facebook photo on Wednesday night of what she described as her "first bow kill"—an apparently dead cat with an arrow through its head. KBTX reports Dr. Kristen Lindsey has since taken down her Facebook account, but the... More »

10-Year-Old Goldfish Undergoes Brain Surgery

'Fiddly' procedure gives fish new lease on life

(Newser) - In the hands of a less skilled surgeon, the patient could have ended up being flushed: After a 45-minute operation that a veterinarian in Melbourne, Australia, describes as "fiddly," a life-threatening brain tumor was removed from a goldfish named George last week, the BBC reports. On its Facebook... More »

Great Dane Guzzles 43 Socks

Dog places 3rd in 'They Ate WHAT?' contest

(Newser) - It's not unheard of for naughty dogs to gulp down socks—but chowing down on 43 of them is probably the record. A Great Dane in Portland, Ore., brought to an animal hospital with what an X-ray found was "a lot of foreign material in his stomach" had... More »

Cat Goes to Vet for Flea Bath, Gets Euthanized Instead

Owner is unamused over the screwup

(Newser) - Today in awful: A Massachusetts woman has filed a complaint after she sent her cat to the vet for a flea bath, and the animal was mistakenly euthanized, reports the Telegram & Gazette News . Colleen Conlon had her son drop off 8-year-old Lady at the Broadway Animal Hospital, where he... More »

Dogs Poisoning Veterinarians

Fido vomiting up phosphine gas

(Newser) - Some best friend. A few veterinarians and their workers are discovering dogs have made them very sick. Experts at the Centers for Disease Controls are warning of a bizarre poisoning that's occurring when dogs vomit in vet offices after ingesting pest-fighting chemicals aimed at rats, moles, and gophers. The... More »

Pygmy Elephant Fatally Gores Borneo Tourist

Aussie veterinarian may have startled animal, rangers say

(Newser) - An Australian veterinarian with a passion for conservation has been killed by a pygmy elephant while trekking in a remote wildlife park in Borneo. Jenna O'Grady Donley, 25, was fatally gored by the animal as she, a friend, and their guide were trekking near a mud volcano, AP reports.... More »

Deadly Horse Virus Spreads Quickly in West

Seven animals euthanized; competitions canceled

(Newser) - A mutant strain of a common horse virus has resulted in the deaths of seven animals and appears to be spreading quickly in Western states, the Wall Street Journal reports. The USDA reports suspected or confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Virus-1 at 42 stables or farms across 18 states. (The... More »

State Fights to Use Animal Death Drug on Humans

Because Oklahoma is short on the anesthetic used in lethal injections

(Newser) - Oklahoma is short on the anesthetic it uses to execute prisoners—so it’s asking a court if it can substitute a drug used to euthanize animals. Several states are dealing with a shortage of sodium thiopental, the only anesthetic yet used in lethal injections; its only manufacturer has shut... More »

Mariah Sued for $30K in Vet Bills

Carey apparently needed a doctor to feed, groom

(Newser) - Go ahead and make a joke about Mariah Carey being in the doghouse: The diva is being sued by her veterinarian for $30,000 in unpaid bills for her three dogs. Dr. Cindy Bressler claims in her lawsuit she provided “extraordinary services” for Jack Russell terriers Cha-Cha, Dolomite, and... More »

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