A man from Florida state posed as a veterinarian. The man performed surgery on a dog, which was pregnant. Days after, the canine died due to complications that came from the procedure the fake animal health worker had performed, according to Florida authorities.
The 61-year-old man was identified as Osvaldo Sanchez. He was arrested on Friday, August 11, and was accused of charges including animal abuse and practicing veterinary medicine without a license.
The almost two-kilo (six pounds) Chihuahua named “Sugar.” The canine had several complications while trying to give birth to her puppies. For this reason, Sugar’s owners decided to contact Sanchez, a pet groomer who had been introduced to the owners as an actual veterinarian.
After this, the false veterinarian went to the family’s house and examined the 6-year-old pet. Then, he took her to his mobile clinic where he performed a C-section and a spay operation on Sugar. However, the procedure was done without the necessary care.
Sanchez removed a stillborn puppy from the dog’s womb, closed her up, and charged the family 600 dollars for the procedure. After this, the little dog contracted a severe infection and became seriously ill. The owners took her to a licensed veterinarian, but the dog did not survive the complications from the surgery.
Finally, the sheriff’s office’s special Animal Cruelty Investigations Alliance investigated the case and arrested the 61-year-old fake veterinarian. About this, Florda Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said “Such individuals who believe they can operate outside the law will be arrested and held accountable, our dedicated detectives will see to it.”