Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Fort Worth vet accused of keeping dog alive for transfusions clinic closed down

See also

Camp Bowie Animal Clinic closed its doors on Saturday amid a firestorm of tragic discoveries concerning dogs the owner and veterinarian Dr. Lou Tierce allegedly used for experiments and blood transfusions according to nbcdfw.com.

On Friday, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners decided a formal disciplinary hearing will be scheduled to determine if Tierce should ever be allowed to practice again. For now, his license is suspended; the investigation continues for at least 60 days.

All of the animals were transferred to Western Hills Animal Hospital.

The tragic and bizarre story began to unravel when a former employee at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic notified Jamie and Marian Harris that their dog, Sid, a 170 pound Leonberger, had not been euthanized for a congenital spinal deformity which Dr. Tierce had allegedly diagnosed. The family had made the painful and emotional decision to euthanize their beloved dog because they were told Sid was suffering and could no longer walk. Six months later, the couple received a phone call telling them that Sid was alive and had been kept in a feces and urine filled cage with no exercise during all this time; Dr. Tierce had been using Sid for blood transfusions.

Read the entire story by clicking here.

Upon examination by another vet, there has been no indication of a spinal deformity, however Sid's condition now requires surgery for bulging discs as a result of the inhumane cage conditions he had been forced to suffer.

The family has filed a $1million lawsuit against Tierce.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Camera
    7 Photos