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(1,210 posts)
Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:38 AM Jul 2014

Therapy dog making miraculous recovery after being poisoned by landlord

The Linebargers who believe their believe their landlord illegally entered their home and gave their crated dog a lethal dose of Baclofen, a strong muscle relaxer arrived home on July 7th to find their residence ransacked and Doug’s therapy dog, Willow, covered in urine, drooling and unresponsive.

From Doug’s Facebook page:

"........ the vet clinic will not give her the best treatment she deserves until we pay almost $1,700… nor will they let us leave until we pay. If we leave they will put her down. So we aren’t going anywhere."

“To those of you who trust so easily and trust those who work in the public school systems to be kind and protect our children, I want to bring a sad story to your attention. We have been renting from what we thought was a good Christian woman who is a principal in the Oklahoma City Public school system. She is the most soulless, evil woman I have ever met. We have been dealing with her illegally entering our home, walking in on my wife in the shower and constantly driving by. Well, just yesterday this woman, who claims to be a good Christian woman, entered our home unlawfully while we were away and trashed our home and poisoned our fur baby Willow and left her for dead. Not only is she a family member but she is also my service dog that helps me stay calm from PTSD that I suffer from for being a combat veteran.


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Therapy dog making miraculous recovery after being poisoned by landlord (Original Post) PumpkinAle Jul 2014 OP
Wow, this is horrible! I wish I could contribute but I can't. But also, as you now know, DesertDiamond Jul 2014 #1
I do see a lawsuit in the wings. sakabatou Jul 2014 #2
du rec. xchrom Jul 2014 #3
Mercy shenmue Jul 2014 #4
I think the vet's office made a mistake KurtNYC Jul 2014 #5
I have never seen this before PumpkinAle Jul 2014 #6


(1,616 posts)
1. Wow, this is horrible! I wish I could contribute but I can't. But also, as you now know,
Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:40 AM
Jul 2014

a person who calls themselves Christian isn't necessarily a good person. It sounds like your landlady is mentally ill.


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5. I think the vet's office made a mistake
Fri Jul 11, 2014, 07:04 AM
Jul 2014

This is now a high profile incident and while I understand their policy about a deposit for surgeries that can wait, why would they not render emergency care and work out a payment plan? This sounds like they are holding the dog hostage -- they will consider is "Abandoned" if the Linebargers leave the building ? That is nonsense. I double checked their website and it appears to be policy:

Deposit Policy
We require that all hospitalized cases be accompanied by a deposit of 50% - 100% of the Veterinarian's estimate. All first-time clients must make payment in full at the inception of any boarding services.


None of my vets have ever charged me up front. Even when one dog was in for four days and a surgery ($1800) after he swallowed a sock and couldn't pass it.

Hopefully the dog makes it. Good luck to this family and their dogs.


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6. I have never seen this before
Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:51 AM
Jul 2014

and we have had to use emergency vets a lot. It is a horrible way to do business, holding hostage a sick pet, that vet lacks compassion and I wouldn't want to go there.

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