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Tampa woman accused of doing C-section on pregnant dog without anesthesia

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Candace Patricia Hauser does not have a medical license to practice veterinary medicine although she is alleged to have performed a Cesarean section on a pregnant dog in Hillsborough County, Fla. last week reported Tuesday's

Hauser faces a felony animal cruelty charge and was arrested on Saturday and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

Brenda Hines, the owner of a pregnant Mastiff named Nadia, brought the dog to Hauser who said she could help deliver the puppies. When two of the 14 puppies could not be delivered naturally, Hines is alleged to have performed a C-section on the dog without anesthesia and then closed the incision with non-medical glue.

Hauser allegedly told the dog's owner there was a veterinarian nearby in case of an emergency.

By the time Hines brought the dog to the vet about 12 hours later, Nadia had died.

Rest in peace Nadia.

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