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VIDEO: Vet tech accused of abusing dog speaks out

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Updated: 7/02/2013 4:41 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orange County animal hospital worker caught on video allegedly abusing a small dog spoke out Monday.

The alleged abuse happened at the Emergency Pet Hospital of Orlando.

Video shows Stefanie Stasse pick up the dog by its leash.

In a statement, she said she never hurt the dog and said she's saved several dogs from being euthanized.

The case has been turned over to the state attorney's office, which will decide if she'll face any charges.
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wishmistress - 7/8/2013 12:20 AM
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@Boot...Having trained dogs and horses for decades, I can assure you that animals DO KNOW. A trained professional would anticipate aggressive behavior and prepare themselves properly for it. Amateurs have no call being in such a situation if they cannot handle it. .....And for the record, I never insinuated that one's animal would not bite...If it has teeth, it CAN and WILL bite under the right circumstances....Also, for the record, my training has been with EXACTLY that kind of beast; throw-a-ways, those that are destined to be marked as 'untrainable'. There is NEVER a reason to treat an animal as this one was treated!

Bootbylicious - 7/6/2013 11:32 PM
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Despicable. P.S. to the user who says, "dogs know, that's why it was trying to bite her." This is a very irresponsible point of view. Some dogs have behavioral issues and need training, or to be neutered if their aggression is driven by hormones. Having a "my dog only bit you because you must be a bad person" attitude preaches irresponsible pet ownership. Not to mention that many friendly dogs become scared and will bite at the vet due to the strange smells, strange environment, and being handled by strangers-- doesn't mean all vets are evil. I hope this tech is punished to the fullest extent of the law.

tjsthreads - 7/5/2013 10:43 PM
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you better be glad I wasn't there when you did that. I would have thrown your head against the wall a few times for the innocent dog. It would be worse for you if that was MY dog. They have no voice but us the humans. You're a liar, you do not save dogs you abuse them. I hope you get jail time for your actions.

Michelle - 7/5/2013 12:23 PM
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OMG What a fat slob for doing that to a defensless dog. How would she like to be tied to a rope by her neck and slug against the wall really hard. I think that's what needs to be done with her. She should NEVER be allowed to work around or be around any other animals the rest of her sorry life. She needs a hefty fine and be put in jail for a long while. I hope that dog did not suffer any permanent damage.

tigerspaw9 - 7/5/2013 12:34 AM
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If the dr was so "sickened" by her actions, why did he defend her during the news interview? He defended her actions multiple times. He's only sickened by the fact that this is now hurting his business. He didn't care when it was just about defenseless little animals being abused.

raddish78 - 7/3/2013 1:04 PM
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She was fired by the clinic the day after this video came to light. The pet hospital is actively participating in the investigation and is taking serious measures to prevent anything like this from ever happening again. The Dr. is personally sickened by her actions.

wishmistress - 7/3/2013 5:23 AM
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DOGS KNOW. That's why that poor baby was trying to bite her! God only knows what she did to it before! Crying at the end of the video is most heartbreaking. Kudos to the one who video-taped and reported this b1t%&! This piece of work needs to spend the rest of her days being a pinata!

murphette88 - 7/2/2013 11:32 PM
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Something we agree on. Hello?! Look at this! She needs to be more than fired...

nativejax - 7/2/2013 7:32 PM
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Sorry about the double post...

nativejax - 7/2/2013 7:27 PM
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What the h3ll??...she slung it against the wall even, the fat ass liar. FIRE HER.. SHE HAS NO BUSINESS AROUND PETS AND PROBABLY CHILDREN TOO. I would like to put a leash around her fat neck and whip her fat ass around and see how she likes it. NO EXCUSES...this little dog deserves DECENT care in an animal 'HOSPITAL'.
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