Connecticut veterinarian facing animal cruelty charges
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut veterinarian authorities say killed or harmed animals he was supposed to be caring for is facing animal cruelty and larceny charges.
The Connecticut Post reports that 74-year-old Amr Wasfi, a veterinarian at Black Rock Animal Hospital in Bridgeport, was arraigned Wednesday. He did not enter a plea.
The case was continued until next month at the request of Wasfi’s lawyer, John Gulash, who said he needed more time to examine the evidence.
Wasfi is free on $10,000 bond.
Gulash and Wasfi declined comment as they left the courthouse.
Authorities say Wasfi, of Derby, squeezed a 4-month-old kitten to death that was supposed to be spayed, and performed unnecessary surgery on a dog that had been diagnosed with a sprain.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com