Former Bridgeport veterinarian charged with cruelty appears in court

A former Bridgeport veterinarian who is charged in two separate animal cruelty cases returned to court Thursday, marking his first appearance on allegations that he caused a puppy's death.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2021, 9:28 PM

Updated 1,098 days ago

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A former Bridgeport veterinarian who is charged in two separate animal cruelty cases returned to court Thursday, marking his first appearance on allegations that he caused a puppy's death.
Amr Wasfi was arrested by Bridgeport police back in December at Black Rock Animal Hospital, which had had been his veterinary practice since 1977.
Police say Wasfi left a puppy on a heating pad for way too long, causing the 10-week-old American Bully to overheat and die.
His first arrest was in May 2018 when Wasfi allegedly performed unnecessary surgery on a dog just to get paid; returning the pit bull bloody, scarred and 22 pounds lighter.
The state suspended Wasfi’s license after his second arrest. Black Rock Animal Hospital has been closed since then.
"It is such a breach of trust - that you take your animal to a doctor for care, for healing, and, you know - he harms them, he kills them," says Zilla Cannamela, the president of Desmond's Army Animal Law Advocates.
Wasfi's initial case was stalled because of COVID-19.


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