FORT WORTH, Tx. – According to multiple reports, a Veterinary clinic is under investigation after a Texas family says instead of putting down their sick pup the vet secretly kept the dog alive for blood transfusions.
According to MyFox8, the family alleges a veterinarian at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic kept Sid, their 4-year-old Leonberger, alive for six months after his planned euthanization.
The family said they took their dog to the vet originally to be treated for a minor anal gland issue.
After undergoing treatment, the family claims Sid had trouble walking and the veterinarian told them he had a bad spine condition that would only worsen.
Court documents said the family was told the best option was to put Sid down.
Six months later, the family said they received a call from a veterinarian technician, who told them Sid was alive and being used for blood transfusions while being kept in a cage most of the day.
The family then went to the clinic where they found their dog living in a cage in the back room, according to MyFox8.
According to reports, Sid is now back at home with his family.
According to the family’s lawyer and NBC, the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will meet in Austin. Although a date hasn’t been set, the case is being treated as an emergency.