Florida woman performs DIY C-section on dog, seals wound with glue
Women performed the fatal procedure despite there being a veterinary clinic nearby.
Published 25/03/2014 | 09:04
Candace Hauser faces aggravated animal cruelty charges in the dog's death after using non-medical glue to close its wounds.
The dog's owner brought her pregnant mastiff called Nadia to Hauser's home early on March 4.
The 31-year-old told the woman that she could provide emergency medical help and deliver the litter of puppies herself without medical assistance, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
She told the dog’s owner that there was a vet's office nearby, according to a police report.
With no veterinary license, she encountered difficulty delivering the last two puppies in a litter of 14.
She cut the dog open without anesthesia, before using non-medical glue to help close the wound, according to Bay News 9.
Police said that the dog died during the car ride back to its owner's home.
About 12 hours later, Hauser allegedly brought the ill dog to the vet's office and said the dog was dying.
The dog was already dead and staff contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office, which launched an investigation.
"You know, that's totally unnecessary... I can't believe anybody would do that to an animal,” neighbour John Leavines told Bay News 9. “Not with all the veterinary offices around here. That's totally uncalled for."
Hauser was released on $2,000 bail.
She denied the dog died, stating it was hers and said 10 of the healthy puppies are with her at home according to Tampa Bay Times.