A woman in Tampa is in deep trouble after she allegedly performed a c-section on a dog without using any anesthesia to mask the pain.
A woman in Tampa is in deep trouble after she allegedly performed a c-section on a dog without using any anesthesia to mask the pain. 31-year-old Candace Patricia Hauser is facing a charge of aggravated animal cruelty.
According to police, a woman, Brenda Hines, brought a pregnant mastiff to Hauser's residence because the suspect said she could provide veterinary assistance to the dog named Nadia in delivering the puppies.
Nadia was having difficulty giving birth to the final two puppies, so Hauser performed a caesarean on the dog. After that was done, she allegedly used nonsurgical glue to seal the incision.
Nadia reportedly died in Hines’ car after the hasty procedure. Hauser has denied the allegations against her and told a reporter she is the dog owner and that Nadia is still alive. She also claimed all 10 puppies are healthy and living in her house.
Despite the conflicting information, one thing is certain, Hauser does not possess a license to offer veterinary care.
Ron Spiller of Hillsborough County Animal Safety and Enforcement stated ‘To cut a dog open with no anesthesia. Oh my gosh. I have a 30-year law enforcement career and the circumstances in this case makes my skin crawl.’