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Pet Boom During Pandemic Strains Veterinarians, Staffs

Overwork, compassion fatigue already were problems

(Newser) - During the gloomiest stretches of the pandemic, Dr. Diona Krahn's veterinary clinic has been a puppy fest, overrun with new four-legged patients. Typically, she'd get three or four new puppies a week, but between shelter adoptions and private purchases, the 2020 COVID-19 pet boom brought five to seven...

Dog, 2 Pups Die After 'Unjust Cruelty' Seen in TikTok Video

2 Florida men arrested after illegal surgery performed by non-vet on pregnant French bulldog

(Newser) - A French bulldog and two of her puppies are dead, and two Florida men have been arrested after a botched surgery that went viral on TikTok. An affidavit cited by the Orlando Sentinel alleges that Larry Colon, 50, forked over $650 to 33-year-old Frankie Huertas-Rivera to perform a C-section on...

This State Could Be First to Ban Declawing

Bill sails through NY Senate, Assembly

(Newser) - New York would be the first state in the US to ban the declawing of cats under legislation approved by lawmakers at the request of cat owners, animal welfare advocates, and many veterinarians who call the procedure cruel and needless. The bill, which would subject veterinarians to $1,000 fines...

Healthy Dog Euthanized, Buried With Owner
Healthy Dog Euthanized,
Buried With Owner
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Healthy Dog Euthanized, Buried With Owner

Shelter workers tried to save Shih Tzu

(Newser) - Evidence of people having beloved pets killed and buried with them has been found in ancient civilizations—and also in present-day Virginia. Despite the objections of workers at an animal shelter in Chesterfield, the executor of a woman's estate had Emma, her healthy Shih Tzu mix, euthanized, cremated, and...

Woman Helps Save 27 Animals After Florence, Gets Busted

Tammie Hedges was charged with administering antibiotics to sick animals in temporary shelter

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman who runs an animal rescue nonprofit took in dozens of abandoned cats and dogs in the wake of Hurricane Florence, cleaning their wounds and giving them antibiotics to help them heal. On Friday, however, Tammie Hedges was arrested, with Wayne County officials accusing her of being...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Great Dane Guzzles 43 Socks
 Great Dane Guzzles 43 Socks 

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...

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...

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