A Florida woman pretended to be a veterinarian and performed an ear-clipping “operation” without a license.
With fishing line and a drug similar to Xanax. 19-year-old Brandi Seipe cut off a 10-week-old pit bull puppyâ€™s ears.
She’d assured the dog’s owner that she was experienced.
The puppyâ€™s owner told Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control officials that she bought the pup, identified as King, from someone in Broward County. She was looking for someone to crop the puppyâ€™s ears. This practice helps the dogâ€™s ears stand upright.
She was told that Brandi would crop dogsâ€™ ears cheaply.
She’d paid her $80 for the procedure..
The owner became concerned when she came to pick King up and his ears were too short, and he seemed a little too sedated.
Ms. Seipe would normally have her boyfriend hold the puppies down while she cut their ears, but this time she tied little Kingâ€™s legs together because her boyfriend wasnâ€™t available.
The edges of the dog’s ears were raw and open, and a fishing line was used to stitch up his Kingâ€™s ears.
She was arrested for practicing veterinary medicine without a license and animal cruelty.