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Weird experiments with pets?
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:36:47 AM »
Owner 'killed dog for compensation'

Veterinarian Anongnart Sutatham looks at the frozen carcass of a Pomeranian that died under suspicious circumstances, after the animal was delivered to her pet hospital in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima, on Friday. (Photos by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A dog owner in Muang district is suspected of deliberately poisoning to death at least one of his pets so that he could claim compensation from a pet transport company.

Veterinarian Anongnart Sutatham, owner of Centre Pet Hospital, on Friday said her staff received a call informing them of the arrival of a dog. About half an hour later, a man showed up with a dead dog. About half an hour later, a man showed up with a dead dog. He demanded compensation from the driver of the pet transport firm hired to deliver the animal.

Ms Anongnart said the driver told her the Pomeranian was healthy and he had no idea how it had suddenly died. However, he did not touch the dog and asked that an autopsy be done on it.

The result showed more than 10 pills inside the dog's stomach -- the same type she saw in a bag of the owner, Ms Anongnart said.

The dog owner told her the pills belonged to him and he dropped them in a dust bin. She retrieved the yellow pills and found that they were blood pressure medication.

She said the driver told her the owner had fed his dog the pills but the owner claimed he had given his dog vitamin pills.

“Even if they were vitamins, more than 10 are too many for a two-kilogramme dog,” she said.

The owner could not show her a bottle or label of the pills and later stopped demanding compensation from the pet transport firm.

The veterinarian posted an account of the case on Facebook and afterwards another pet hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima informed her that the same man had shown up with another dead dog at the hospital, but an autopsy had not been done on the animal.

A source said that the dog owner was a medical student.

Kanthasit Kansap, a veterinarian with the Nakhon Ratchasima livestock development office, said his office was investigating to find out if an animal was tortured, and the pet owner would be called for questioning.

The pills collected from the dead dog's stomach.

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 10:56:00 AM »
Suspected dog poisoner faces cruelty charge

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Livestock officials have filed a complaint against a medical student suspected of killing his pet dog with an overdose of human medicine to claim compensation from a pet transport company.

Overdosing the dog deliberately amounted to animal cruelty in violation of the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animals Act of 2014, said veterinarian Ratchaphum Khiewsanam, head of the animal health section at the Nakhon Ratchasima office of the Department of Livestock Development (DLD).

Mr Ratchaphum filed the complaint on behalf of the provincial DLD chief after meeting with Pol Maj Mongkhol Kuptisirirat, investigation chief at the Pho Klang police station, on Saturday.

A conviction for animal cruelty carries a jail term of up to two years and/or a fine of up to 40,000 baht, the veterinarian said.

The dog owner, a medical student at Mahidol University in Bangkok, has been the target of public outrage since a Facebook user called Jakkarin Ringngoen posted images showing the dog being mistreated.

Veterinarian Anongnat Suttham, who runs the Centre Pet Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima, did an autopsy on the dead Pomeranian on Friday and said she suspected foul play.

The dog owner demanded compensation from the driver of the pet transport firm hired to deliver his animal to the veterinary clinic. The driver said the dog was healthy when he picked it up, which was why he asked Ms Anongnat to conduct an autopsy.

The results revealed that the dog had consumed a large amount of medicine. More than 10 pills that turned out to be human anti-hypertension medication were taken from its stomach. But the dog owner insisted he had fed his pet vitamins.

Pol Maj Mongkhol said police would call Ms Anongnat, the dog owner and the driver of the transport firm for questioning.

The pills found in the dog’s stomach would be sent to forensic and medical science centres to confirm the type of medication, he added.

The owner of another animal hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima came forward on Saturday with a similar story involving the same dog owner.

Khruewan Raksasap, owner of Ban Moh Ton Animal Hospital in Muang district, said a transport firm brought a seven-month old Pomeranian to her hospital on July 31 this year.

Her staff had checked on the male dog and found it was healthy. But one hour later, the animal showed signs of illness and later died, said Ms Khruewan. She immediately contacted the dog’s owner.

Later, the owner and a driver of the transport firm arrived at the animal hospital. The owner demanded 40,000 baht in compensation from the transport firm, but the company refused. He then demanded that the hospital and the transport firm jointly pay compensation, but the hospital refused, said Ms Khruewan.

The dog owner got angry and left the hospital, she added.

Meanwhile, Dr Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Mahidol University Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, said on Saturday that faculty officials planned to interview the student and his parents on Monday.

An internal inquiry will be held and if the accusations turn out to be true, the faculty would not protect the wrongdoer, said Dr Prasit

“Give us time to investigate first because we have to interrogate the parents and the student. We will hold a news conference about the case as soon as possible,’’ the dean said.

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 09:31:35 AM »
Student in poisoned dog case ‘showed signs of mental illness’

THE MEDICAL student accused of poisoning his pet for compensation had showed signs of mental problems during his last year at Mahidol University’s Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, an alumnus revealed on condition of anonymity yesterday.

“He seemed normal until his sixth year at the university,” the source said.

A medical lecturer noticed that the student had problems controlling his emotions and the faculty resolved to suspend him from his studies to allow him to focus on treatment for his condition, the source said.

“Classmates in the same year have already graduated,” the alumnus said. “I am not sure if he is still being treated.”

The medical school was expected to summon the student and his parents today. The mother of the student said yesterday she did not know what her son had done because he had moved to Bangkok for his studies seven years ago.

“I really can’t comment,” said the mother, who lives in Nakhon Ratchasima.

On Saturday, Nattanan Jeerawiwitporn – who owns a transport firm – filed a complaint with the Sutthisan Police Station in Bangkok over alleged fraud by the medical student on the grounds that he had demanded compensation for the death of a Pomeranian dog that had arrived safely at a clinic.

Her firm is based in Bangkok but the clinic is in Nakhon Ratchasima. “The insurance he took out offered coverage in the event that the dog died during transportation only,” Nantanan said.

She said she would find out later whether the same student had contacted a transport firm run by her younger brother seeking to transport 10 insured rabbits on July 29.

“But my younger brother refused,” Nattanan said.

Suttisarn Police Station’s deputy superintendent Pol Lt-Colonel Seubpong Karuna said there was incriminating evidence about the fraud charge, given that the accused apparently faked a certificate stating his pet dog’s price.

Pol Major Mongkhon Kupatisirirat, an inspector at the Pho Klang Police Station, said he was investigating alleged animal cruelty committed by the medical student.

Twelve pills were found in the deceased dog’s stomach and another in a wastepaper basket, all of which will be submitted for lab tests today.

“We have already questioned three witnesses,” Mongkhon said.

He added that he would summon the accused student later this week.

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