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Video Shows Orlando Vet Tech Swinging Dog Into Wall


Animals  (tags: abused, animalcruelty, animals, animalwelfare, dogs, pets, cruelty, sadness, suffering, crime, animalrights )

Carlene
- 451 days ago - wftv.com
WFTV obtained video Thursday of a worker at a local animal hospital caught on camera swinging a dog by a leash and even slamming it into a wall.



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Carlene D. (239)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:24 am
This vet hospital is not that far from me we even took our pets there once I'm appalled I'm posting the live video I hope it work and I'm also posting the link to the ptition to take action on this:

the videoPetition to take action on this
 

Carlene D. (239)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:25 am
video
 

Carlene D. (239)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:26 am
Petition to take action
 

Ginger Geronimo (443)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:57 am
According to the story, she was trying to help the dog, but the dog was being very aggressive. So what? So she got upset with the dog? That doesn't excuse what happened here. That is NO way to handle an issue.
 

Natasha Salgado (521)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:04 am
Unbelievable...this thing should be fired. ASAP. It's appalling that the managing body at this hospital stands by her despite these atrocious actions. I wonder how often this sort of things and worse goes on...petition S+S-thx Carlene
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:28 am
How about we slam her against the wall. Its done.
 

iveta cer (69)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:34 am
Signed . Even if dog is aggressive they have to know how to handle them , thanks Carlene
 

Kelley Robison (9)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:46 am
This person should be fired and charged with animal cruelty.
 

Terrie Williams (771)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:47 am
#125 Terrie, You signed on June 28, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Govenor Rick Scott and Mayor Buddy Dyer .

I can't even comment on this abomination.....I am too upset. Petition signed, noted and shared.
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:47 am
No wonder the poor baby was acting aggressive being swung by the neck with a leash,what a horrible witch treating a tiny dog like that.No way would the dog calm down with her horrible attitude.I agree with Ingrid & Iveta,wonder how shed like it. Unbelievabe!!
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:48 am

Signed!

Thanks for posting, Carlene.

 

Penny C. (79)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:49 am
Signed,thanks Carlene.
 

Christeen Anderson (493)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:53 am
Signed.
 

Colin Wright (60)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:56 am
Signed, noted and shared.

"If you see the whole video, you're going to realize what happened there happens everywhere all the time."

Ummm, in denial much?

I've never seen a responsible person do this to a dog. If I thought this was common I'd beat the asses of every person I knew who did this. I'd be exhausted from going from vet's office to vet's office putting people in the hospital.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:20 am
Signed. The video clearly shows her not doing right by the dog and yelling at it. If she can't come up with a better solution than that she shouldn't be working there. That this Vet is still defending her is beyond me as she should be fired. Don't bring your animals to that place to be so called cared for.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:20 am
Noted
 

Pami W. (205)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:24 am
Signed gladly.
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Frances Darcy (220)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:02 am
Excuse my language but W.T.F. no wonder the poor wee thing got aggressive .. she was being rough with it. Ugly .
 

Carlene D. (239)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:04 am
I just found out that the female in the video is the manager.
 

Frances Darcy (220)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:08 am
O.M G. I've just watched the "raw" video and that is so so shocking , that poor thing and that great big bully ...she should be in the wrestling ring ..I would pay great money to see her slammed about ... might knock some compassion into her....and the VET ... how can he condone it.
 

Constance F. (433)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:23 am
sickening ~ just signed and shared, thank you for posting this and sending out.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:56 am
noted with anger.
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:06 pm
noted with too much anger !!!!!this is a totally crime!!!!!this woman need to be fired and never be working with animals again!!!!!this is so sick!!!! I have not idea what I could do if I see this doing to my dog!!!!! MY goodness!!!! I be in jail for n a long time!!!!thx for the article!!!! also signed, completely!!!!!
 

Barbara F. (62)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:10 pm
Noted, disgusting!
 

Dianne D. (463)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:22 pm
I've already signed 2 petitions this morning to prosecute this vet tech. They are in the wrong business and need to be fined and get out.
 

Mike M. (53)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:31 pm
N&S
 

Barbara D. (75)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:39 pm
Any vet tech at my hospital who did this would ONLY do it once. Because I would fire that vet tech and I would make sure that they never work in another veterinary hospital again. ( !!!!!!!!!!! )
 

Hugo L. (267)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:43 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Carlene
 

Debra Tate (17)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:48 pm
SIGNED AND NOTED
 

Kay F. (552)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:50 pm
Signed & shared your petition, thanks Carlene.
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1083)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:54 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Carlene
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:03 pm
I wonder if the owner knew that this happened to their dog. I believe that the girl should be dismissed. There is no escuse for treating this dog this way. I do not however believe that the animal hospital should be shut down. The owner was not there at this time, but his support of the tech is very disturbing. This blackens the perception of other vet techs and the attitude that this is the only way to handle a frightened and agressive dog shows the ignorance of the owner as well as the workers there.
 

Laura H. (888)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:12 pm
I can't watch; the description and photo are making me cry VERY angry tears!!
I will do all I can; that poor dog deserves JUSTICE.
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:16 pm
REALLY? This is how a Vet Tech treats an aggressive small dog with legs the size of a baby banana? The Vet stands by her? REALLY?? I am an outraged college degreed Vet Assistant who works exclusively in rescue. What would this Vet Tech do in the event a Rottie, Amstaff or Shepard became aggressive? Shoot it? She needs to be FIRED yesterday! Who is overseeing this "hospital"....they need 24/7 surveillance cameras until this is the RARE EXCEPTION not the norm....heinous and morally corrupt behavior unbecoming a "professional"!....the Vet should be ashamed of himself.
 

Katka Oelmann (215)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:20 pm
This makes me so angry. Definitely signed and shared. TY Henriette and Carlene
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:25 pm
What on earth is wrong with these people? Noted, signed and shared.
 

Karen B. (8)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:32 pm
That abuser is too big, i.e. too FAT, too throw this Wiener dog around.!!! I have never heard of a vicious, Dashhound (sic).! Maybe she did something to the dog, not shown on camera.!! THIS VET IS TRYING, TO SAVE HIS OWN REAR.!!!
 

Ilona V. (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:37 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.

An aggressive dog ...??? The only aggressive I see - is a big fat Monster - smashing a dog less than her feet into a wall!!!
 

Mary R. (257)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:37 pm
THIS IS ANIMAL ABUSE AND THIS PERSON NEEDS TO BE FIRED. CLEARLY THEY SHOULD NOT BE WORKING WITH ANIMALS. I WONDER HOW MANY OTHER ANIMALS HAVE BEEN ABUSED AT THIS OFFICE. NO ONE SHOULD BE DEFENDING THE ABUSIVE ACTIONS OF THIS PERSON. WE TAKE OUR PRECIOUS PETS TO THE VET TO BE CARED FOR NOT TORTURED.
 

Patricia Long (1)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:39 pm
This is just so wrong! Terrible! Shared and noted, thanks.
 

Lady Flo (122)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:44 pm
Who cares today?????
 

Gabriella Serafino (94)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:52 pm
BASTARD !!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:59 pm
Fire the jerk. Petition signed.
 

samantha l (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:03 pm
Completely ridiculous!! Even if the dog was aggressive, that is absolutely NOT how you handle the situation. This place should be shut down and she should be charged with animal cruelty and no longer allowed to be by any animal.
 

Irene S. (62)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:06 pm
Not really what you expect, when you take your dog to the vet. Are there no muzzles in Orlando? She clearly is completly overextended. But it might be difficult to fire her, if she really is the manager. Bad reputation for the hospital. If it was my dog, I would sue her for damages. She will never do it again!
 

S J. (116)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:07 pm
She needs to be repeatedly slammed against a wall, well, because she became aggressive. It s the way we treat a person when IT becomes aggressive. It's acceptable, she will not hurt, I promise.

Signed, noted, thanks Carlene. Thanks Katka for fwd.
 

Vivian B. (154)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:12 pm
This is too hard to watch. I can understand what happens in the video without watching it. There is no way I could watch it and sleep tonight!
Suffice it to say that the person in this video should be charged with intentional harm and if the dog is dead, criminal abuse to an animal!
The girl in this video is HEARTLESS and should be "perp walked" like the idiots we see on the news that do far less!!
ABOMINABLE!!
 

Laurie H. (714)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:15 pm
Signed & Shared ---there's NO EXCUSE for this unprofessional behavior!!! She has no business "Being in the Business," with this disgusting display of temper!!! Some manager, if that's her so called "Title!" Many Thanks Carlene & Thanks to Katka, Tony & Ruth for sending over!!~
 

. (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:22 pm
Signed! Thanks.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:26 pm
Done.!!
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:35 pm
Signed and shared
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:36 pm
Petion previously signed & Noted & Thanks Carlene for keeping it visible for signatures - still 1.413 NEEDED!
 

. (6)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:40 pm
Horrible!! That poor little dog, where was the owner? I can't watch the video, the picture was enough! I hope we can stop this biatch from ever working with animals again! Noted and signed, thanks Carlene.
 

Kevin A. (68)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:48 pm
The cop in me wants the full story. If it was edited at all to make it appear worse, as stated, I would want to see the original. If it has been edited to impugn the reputations of the employee or the clinic, then there may be a criminal action here to add to the theft charge. Defamation of character is a crime in one of the jurisdictions I live in, while it is grounds for a tort claim in the state I live in. Defamation is the effect of this video,

On duty one day I had a stray pit bull that I had just gotten a leash on suddenly attack and had to use the lease to end the attack and prevent injury to myself. To do this, I lifted it up and away from me. This caused it to swing away from me. If there had been a wall there, it would have hit the wall as it swung away from me. Keeping it from reaching the ground was all that kept me from getting bitten. So, I will not judge the assistant or clinic based on the little information we have here.
 

Irene Leggett (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:14 pm
This was NO accidental swinging of the dog, this was several deliberate slams against the wall. There is no way this so-called manager should be allowed to ever work with animals again. She obviously has anger management problems and definitely should find another job that doesn't involve working with animals. I wonder if the dog's owner would agree with the way their dog was being handled??
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:20 pm
Hmmmm???
 

Lydia M. (77)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:31 pm
WOW !!!
Not quite what one would expect from a Vet Tech...
No excuse would be acceptable in trying to explain this action.
I'm quite sure there are more humane & acceptable methods in dealing with an aggressive dog.
This is clearly not one of them.. :-( Grrrrr !!!
Makes me wonder what the 2 staff before, were doing to the dog...
Were they responsible for the dog becoming aggressive in the first place.. ???

It's just Not Acceptable Behaviour from a Vet's Practice... Grrrrr !!!
 

Delia F. (38)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:41 pm
Done
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:06 pm
Olivia, You signed on June 28, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Govenor Rick Scott and Mayor Buddy Dyer
Thanks Carlene
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:15 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:49 pm
dogs do that because they are terrified, anyone working with animals should have done an animal handling course and know how to handled fear based aggression, in no way is swinging and animal against a wall OK. Signed and noted.
 

Mariette G. (150)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:50 pm
Mariette, You signed on June 29, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Govenor Rick Scott and Mayor Buddy Dyer.
Thanks Carlene!
 

Patricia Cannell (751)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:53 pm
Holy sheep crap! My mouth just dropped when I saw this! Makes me sick to see it! As I stated in the petition - Sick bitch should be swung by her neck against the wall! I mean WTF?? And she has a job working with animals? She is subhuman!!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:02 pm
damn right I signed..someone even thought of doing that to my dog, theyd be picking up pieces of their ass.
I saw this on the news last night and couldnt believe this idiot owner was sticking up for her, ..he wasnt even there when it happened so what does he know..I know there are always 3 sides to a story but this was obvious abuse..i guess someone supposedly cut out pieces and was using it as revenge..ok, but she was swinging it by the leash and slamming it against the wall.. that cannot be disputed as we SEE IT
IF the dog was aggressive, you can sedate it, muzzle it or have two people handeling it. this dog was not acting aggressive he was scared..the sob holding the camera needs to be charged for neglect watching an animal being slammed against the wall.. appalling. I cant even imagine what she do with a dog the size of mine..beat it with a bat when he tries to lick her???
 

Arlene C. (130)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:08 pm
Je ne peux regarder la vidéo, les photos à elle seules me font mal. Cet homme doit être amené en justice et interdiction pour la vie de s'occuper d'un animal ou d'en posséder un.
 
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:29 pm
signed. It took 3 plus sized women(like the video assistant) to hold down my skipperkee (medium sized dog) to get her toe nails clipped.
It took the vet, and assistant with a net to hold down my cat to get a shot through the net ( exam was called off because cat was too afraid and totally ballistic). Wise vet.
There are ways to handle a freaked out animal, and this video no way shows it. Even with "edited" film, a dog dangling from a leash, whacked against the wall is WRONG! You put down the damned camera, get more assistance or leather mitts or whatever, have the owner stay WITH the dog to calm it.
"Revenge" film? I call it justified whistle blowing!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:39 pm
I say put a collar on her and a leash and get a bulldozer to swing her fat but into a brick wall.And this jackass who owns the place needs to go to another country to practice we do not condone animal abuse here> If anyone in that area ever takes their dog to this guy they are crazy. I say close him down and put her in jail.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:40 pm
OMG!!!!
Clearly this 'vet tech' desperately needs a change of career....
in a position far away from animals & children.

AniMaeChi ..
Jun 29
# 5,472

Thank you Katka for forwarding.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:29 pm
Noted. Florida, oh Florida - geeeeeeeez!!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:44 pm
I just saw a commercial for tonights news (channel 9 -orlando)..SHE was FIRED..full details at 11pm!!
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:06 pm
Geezzz, you'd assume people working there would know how to deal humanely with all creatures in all circumstances... also aggressive dogs!
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:09 pm
Petition signed!
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:17 pm
noted with tears for that poor dog.
 

Anette S. (24)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:31 pm
noted & signed
 

Renee G. (5)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:47 pm
signed, this is just so sad, poor baby dog
 

Konstantin Trubin (552)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:06 pm
Signed earlier, thanks.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:10 pm
Signed.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:27 pm
Signed previously. This is completely unacceptable. The woman in the video appears not physically fit enough, nor sufficiently trained to deal with the dachshund. It is clear in the video that she is slamming the dog into the wall. I would wipe the floor with her if it were my dog. The vet should be ashamed. I would avoid a place like that like the plague.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:34 pm
Already sent out and signed. HORRIFIC!!!
 

Veronica C. (43)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:36 pm
That's certainly NOT going to calm an aggressive animal! Petition signed.
 

S G. (29)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:10 pm
Noted and signed...Terrible!!
 

Nan Towle (58)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:19 pm
Animal Hospital Staff must be equipped to handle their patients with empathy and compassion. By the very nature of their work they will get animals in a variety of situations, in pain or suffering or scared and must know how to handle them safely so no one is hurt, animal or human. In those scenarios, no, they won't be at their best behavior just as sick people are not at their best in hospitals. Swinging a dog by the leash and then slamming it into a wall is abuse and animal cruelty! She thought this was going to calm an aggressive dog? Really? If you cannot handle an animal properly yourself, get some help. Check with the owner , see if they can hold or calm their animal. Clearly Vet tech Stefanie Stasse has no business being around animals. She should not be allowed around any animal and stripped of her vet tech status. She is a bully. And if Dr. Mohammad Hassan defends this sort of behavior in his Animal Hospital and thinks it is acceptable, clearly he needs to have his veterinary license revoked. This was caught on video this time. I cringe to think what else has gone on there that we do not know and our defenseless, vulnerable, sentient, animals cannot tell us. People with no compassion and empathy cannot be allowed to be in charge of the welfare of vulnerable, dependent, defenseless beings.
After seeing this, I'm understanding why this little dog might have felt aggressive --perhaps he was handled this way by Stasse before. Personally, I'd like to see both these horrible people have their heads knocked together and see them thrown into a wall, see how it feels. If it were my dog, you bet we'd have a reckoning-- I'd have the police there and the news media there in a heartbeat!
In Medicine whether, human or animal, is all about, "first do no harm..."
SHUT THEM DOWN!
 

Shawna S. (43)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:27 pm
noted, signed and disgusted by the acts of this individual.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:36 pm
Signed & Shared on FB.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:46 pm
Noted, and signed...Thanks for the forward Katka!!!
 

Charlene B. (4)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:18 pm
The vet sided with her?She needs to be charged with abuse and that hospital needs to be shut down.I got bit by a frightened rotti,a 135 pound dog and i did not slam it into a wall or hurt it.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:59 am
As disgusting as this technician's behavior was, we should be grateful that she doesn't work in a day care center or hospital nursery. If you don't have the patience to deal with a living being that is frightened or in pain, find another way to make a living. "Dominatrix" comes to mind...

Will sign petition. Hopefully, the abuser will be relieved of her duties and never allowed to care for animals again.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:03 am
Petition signed
 

ALEXANDRA MCMILLAN (60)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:08 am
This disgusting excuse for a woman should not be allowed anywhere near an animal. I cannot believe she is being vindicated for her appalling abusive behaviour by her employer. S he needs to be sacked, never allowed to work with, or own animals ever again. Prosecute this woman. She is there to care for animals, how does slamming the poor little dog against a wall, do any good for the dog - it would only worsen matters. look at the size of the poor thing, she looks strong enough to protect herself against a tiny dog on a leash.
SACK, SACK, SACK AND PROSECUTE THIS VERMIN.
 

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:14 am
signed and scharing
 

Julia R. (290)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:44 am
Signed & Shared your petition with this comment: I urge you to bring severe abuse and cruelty charges against Stefanie Stasse as there are ways of restraining dogs without slamming them against the wall and endangering this dog. Because what she was caught doing is so abusive and could have caused that dog such extreme injury, she should have her vet tech license suspended permanently and never allowed to work with animals again and prohibited from owning animals again as she inflicted serious cruelty on this dog. Owner/vet Dr. Hassan who stands by such egregious methods at his clinic should have his pet hospital clinic not only closed down but should have a formal complaint brought against him by the American Veterinary Assoc. and possibly be put on probation and have his license revoked! What happened here is nothing but terrible abuse which doesn’t belong in any animal clinic or hospital and cannot be justified in any way!
 

Aud nordby (714)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:23 am
signed
 

Danuta Watola (1201)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:41 am
noted.
 

Tanya W. (51)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:03 am
Sorry can't watch!!! Noted and signed!!! May justice be served!!!
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:11 am
Noted....Tweeted
 

Tammy Natoli (44)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:15 am
Where do I sign?
 

Monica T. (294)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:09 am
This is just unacceptable!! A vet tech should know better.......

noted the story, signed the petition... Thank you, Carlene...
 

Gudrun D. (417)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:33 am
Signed 8,340 - thanks Ruth S & Carlene.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:40 am
"Dr. Mohammad Hassan" stands by his employee, huh? Well they should swing together. Isn't this name associated with a religion that says dogs are unclean? So this is how a veterinarian treats dogs? I don't care what their excuse was, I don't care if the dog did get aggressive, what could it weigh? 7 - 10 libs? And you can't figure a way to handle a tiny little creature like that without resorting to violence? Ever hear of a tranquilizer dart? On a stick perhaps? Dozens of ways to handle this, none of which include torturing the poor frightened little thing. No excuse for this and that clinic should lose its license and that "vet" be required to take a few additional classes on how to treat animals. Are their no professional licensing standards in Florida? There are here in MN, where complaints can be filed, and the punishments are published in the paper weekly. The only viciousness I see there is humans.
 

Walker E. (31)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:01 am
Signed, noted and shared!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:03 am
What a disgudting bitch! Petition signed!
 

Susan B. (64)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:14 am
I would dearly love to slam that into a wall, give it a taste of it's own medicine.
 

Lydia W. (172)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:15 am
Signed , Why is the petition directed at the Governor of Florida though ?
Shouldn't their County cruelty to animals laws be required to take immediate action and charge her
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:18 am
Yes, little dogs can be snappy, but if you can't handle that you shouldn't be vet tech. And the vet should now better than to defend this behaviour and instead her instead.

But her size has nothing to do with it, it would've been just as nasty if she she was a skinny model, so I'm saddened by some of the irrelevant abusive remarks above.
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:22 am
Stars all over the place! Whilst Kevin A is correct that we should see the whole situation - there are people who have commented with steam still coming out of their ears who say they have seen the whole thing on video - and it is awful.

There are ways of dealing with animals that are afraid and aggressive, as others have commented - and one is to be calm and to take time to reassure a frightened or aggressive animal by not doing anything, and letting them calm down, THEN proceeding to get to know them a bit better and carry on with the procedure. Also there is using tranquilisers and more calm staff....

Just a thought - perhaps the people who work with this woman are afraid of her.....? Just a thought.
 

Lydia W. (172)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:30 am
The clinic owner has said ' the dog was a rescue ' [ no owner ?] ..
And is fine , If there is no outraged owner or rescue coming forward perhaps that poor dog is not fine at all .
 

. (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:49 am
Terrible! Vet techs are not supposed to do that to animals. They are supposed to help them.
 

Veerle V. (45)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:40 am
Signed and shared thanks for posting Carlene !
 

Muriel Servaege (47)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:35 am
to see a vet tech treat a dog like that is simply appalling. I would never ever go that hospital.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:54 am
Ruth, You signed on June 28, 2013.
 

Maria Barbosa (14)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:12 am
done
 

aj E. (164)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:43 am
signed. horrible.
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:13 am
Please keep us informed what happen with this case.
I like to see Dr. Mohammad Hassan prosecuted too, and see how much longer he will stands by his tech side.
If he thinks this is OK. It's hard to imagine what they do to all their animal patients when nobody is watching. Never trust your vet at least you know for a fact he is worth your trust, and even then have some reservations, remember animals don't have a voice.
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:15 am
Sorry thanks Carlene, noted, signed and shared.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:50 am
She will probably quit because she can make more money at a nursing home.
 

Laure Kairawicz (5)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:32 pm
I don't believe you handle aggressive dogs by swinging them against the wall even if people were injured handling the dog before the video was taken. What kind of crap is that? Vet techs are trained to handle dogs properly especially when they are aggressive. Personally, I would have fired her a long time ago for doing that. Obviously, she is not qualified as a vet tech at all. It's like saying that in a nursing home, an aide should have the right to slap an elderly person for being difficult to deal with.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:42 pm
Noted and signed! Thank you Carlene for posting and Ruth for sharing!
 

Susan B. (4)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:03 pm
Unacceptable for any reason whatsoever. S&S
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (62)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:11 pm
We entrust our beloved fur and people animals to those we are encouraged to heal and save lives, but they only betray us deliberately.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:16 pm
petycja podpisana
 

Tom Tree (254)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:14 pm
WHAT THE F*** !! This is outrageous!
No animal abuse is acceptable !!
 

Nannette Ames (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:55 pm
Swing them into a brick wall This place needs to be shut down They need to be charged with animal abuse Who knows what else they do
 

Laurie S. (73)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:43 pm
Laurie, You signed on June 29, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Govenor Rick Scott and Mayor Buddy Dyer
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:35 pm
This is an update to the story as she was fired: http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/vet-tech-caught-on-video-slamming-dog-into-wall/v5XG2/

and if i heard correctly on the news at noon today (saturday) the vet tech may be working at ANOTHER clinic..I cant find that story though..i just remember thinking WTF?!!!
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (457)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:26 pm
OMG!!!!!!! Signed with wet eyes. TU as well as Toni A. and others for alerting me about this petition.
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:19 pm
Noone gave this behavior a second thought.......Everyone had an excuse for the behavior.....Close the doors here and throw away the key!!!!
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:04 pm
I hope NOBODY takes their pet there ever again. I am disgusted by the Veterinarian who said he "stands by the vet tech" ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? If there is any justice that place will not have any business at all. If that is the attitude they have, then they have no business being entrusted with animals. If the best idea a vet tech (a supposed professional) could come up with is abuse then she sucks at her job.

Did it not occur to her to leave the dog be and let it calm down? Did it occur to anyone there that maybe if all else failed to cover the VERY LITTLE dog with a blanket for safety and then tranquilize it?? They can tranq a dog cant they??? Veterinarians have tranqs I am sure. I just can't even believe this is okay. I may deal with human patients instead of animals but the rules of compassion are the same. Many patients can become combative when frightened. Stress and the fight or flight response takes over and look out. But professionals are trained to deal with it. There is no excuse for this. I am beyond appalled.
 

Nyack Clancy (436)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 12:00 am

Nyack, You signed on June 28, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Govenor Rick Scott and Mayor Buddy Dyer
 

Dwain La,Brooy (331)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 1:48 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

Christina C. (40)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:18 am
This is horrible! I don't care what the "whole story of what happened" is, there is no excuse for animal abuse! This so called clinic needs to be shut down and the people responsible for this cruelty to be prosecuted accordingly.
 

Mark Botermuc (32)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:21 am
Back again second day ... i can not sleep hen i think about this vets ... crazy e must do much more to "STOP" them... this is crazy that someone who call they self vet, doing so horrible things to our pet's ... Thank you
 

Christine Daniels (11)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 11:35 am
disgusting behavior... find another job after you spend awile in jail.
 

Jeanne Rogers (705)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 7:26 pm
If strong action isn't taken by the clinic owners, it should be boycotted. Disgusting!
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:03 pm
I am glad whe was fired, but I hope she is not allowed to work with animals (or people). She needs to find a different line of work!!
 

Lydia W. (172)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:37 pm
According to rip off report this Veterinarian owns several clinics , most likely she is working for him at one of those
Also I am still wondering why no owner or rescue has come forwarding demanding justice for this dog .
 

Mandy H. (31)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:38 am
Noted and signed....you take your animals to the vet because you think that it's a save place, how anyone could work at a vets and do that to any animal makes me sick!
There should be background checks forced on anyone who works with animals! Hell I wanted to volunteer at my local vets which also runs at lowered cost for pensioners, concession card holders and people on government payments (not to mention you can pay off your bill with no interest and with no extra fee!) and part of the application was a police background check no older then three months.
 

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:25 am
horrible, too horrible i have no words
#12.569 signed thank to Carlene and Ruth Katka and many other friend for the new fw
 

Sue H. (1)
Monday July 1, 2013, 12:02 pm
signed and noted
 

Susan Ho (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:38 pm
No matter how aggressive an animal becomes, that is not the way to try and control it. Vet staff should know how to handle animal aggressiveness properly and humanely. What the employee did is not acceptable!
 

Marliese B. (63)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:48 am
So sorry I don't see any petition on this site :(((
Please tell me the link to the petition. Thanks so much.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 12:38 pm
Sergio, You signed on June 29, 2013.
 

HELENE D. (76)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:31 am
do the same to that woman!
 
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