The allegations against Fort Worth veterinarian Lou Tierce are horrible: According to court documents, a family who took their dog, Sid, to Tierce’s clinic to treat a minor anal gland issue were told that, after the dog had difficulty walking upon receiving treatment, it had a chronic spine issue and should be put to sleep. Six months later, a vet tech who worked in Tierce’s office reached out to the family and informed them that their dog was still alive—and that Tierce had kept it in a kennel, surrounded by its own feces and urine, for blood transfusions. As NBC DFW reports:
“I told her, ‘He’s still here,’ and she’s like, ‘Can he walk?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, he’s here waiting on you. If you came today, he’d walk out and jump in your car,'” said Brewer.
“It was like getting punched in the stomach and then some,” said Marian Harris. “This has rocked our world. My kids are like, ‘How does somebody do this?’ How does this happen?”
The couple said they went to the clinic, found Sid and freed him.