WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Texas veterinarian accused of animal cruelty after an English Bulldog boarded his clinic had to be euthanized.
The owners of 5-year-old Jax said he was in good health when they dropped him off at Animal Wellness Hospital in Taylor, Texas on March 13.
Surveillance video from that day showed he was fine. When they picked him up on March 20, he had sores all over his body, including those that had progressed to holes in his skin.
He couldn’t walk and was covered in urine, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said. The owners rushed him to another vet that day, but he had to be euthanized.
Detectives searched the veterinary hospital and “found strong, foul smells, feces, puddles of urine, urine-soaked clothes, used unclogged syringes and loose medication.” They said the animals were boarded under these conditions and with a lack of food and water.
Authorities removed the animals from the clinic, and although some were initially taken to the Williamson County Animal Shelter, all were reunited with their owners.
Clinic owner Dr Dana R Boehm visited Travis County Jail on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon, she had bonded.
WFXR’s sister station left him a message but did not immediately get a response.
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