Vet Accused Of Punching Dog

BellaAn Arizona veterinarian has been arrested on suspicion of punching a five-pound Chihuahua multiple times in the head — causing one eye to be dislodged.

The vet allegedly struck Bella, the Chihuahua, out of anger when she was not being cooperative. The dog is now temporarily blind in her right eye. Two veterinary technicians witnessed the incident. The vet is facing charges for animal cruelty.

This is not the first time that this vet has gotten into trouble. He is also facing theft charges when he was supposed to vaccinate a dog. He put the medication down the sink instead of vaccinating the dog, and he charged the owner $80 for the vaccination.

Bella is expected to regain sight in her eye and recover.

Update: The vet has made bail and denies that he hit Bella and says that he “never ever physically abused an animal” in his life.

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  1. Waystone says:

    Hi folks!

    Quick update- in addition to being cleared by the veterinary board, Winston has now been found not guilty by a jury. (http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2008/09/10/20080910chihuahua0910.html)

    Hopefully, the ‘net too will let him get on with his life - and perhaps, just perhaps, the ‘how to get even’ commenters will feel a moment of regret for adding to the problems of an innocent person they’ve never met.

  2. michelle says:

    wow what an evil person. poor baby :(

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