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Texas vet clinic accused of stealing dog, using him for blood transfusions

Texas veterinary clinic is under investigation
Texas veterinary clinic is under investigation
Screen shot via WFAA News

According to Tuesday's WFAA News, a Fort Worth, Texas, veterinary clinic is being investigated because a couple claims that their dog, who was supposed to have been euthanized months ago, was being kept alive and used for blood transfusions.

Months ago, Jamie and Marian Harris claim that they had asked for their dog "Sid," to be put down at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic because they were told that the dog suffered from a degenerative spinal condition. On April 21, the couple learned that something was amiss when a veterinary technician, who had worked at the clinic, called them to let them know that Sid was still alive.

According to the Star-Telegram, last week, the couple managed to get inside of the veterinary clinic where they discovered Sid in a cage, still very much alive - they were able to whisk him away and take him to another veterinarian who advised them that Sid appeared to have been "tapped for blood transfusions."

Local and state authorities conducted a raid at the clinic on Tuesday - two dogs were removed and were being held as evidence.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is still underway.

Read more here.

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