Tibetan mastiff dies during cosmetic surgery

By Fan Junmei
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A mastiff farm in Beijing sued an animal hospital after one of its Tibetan mastiffs died during a cosmetic surgical procedure, and claimed a compensation of 880,000 yuan(US$128,400), the Beijing News reported.


Mr. Yu acted as legal representative for the farm. He told the newspaper that on Nov. 9, 2012, he had sent a Tibetan mastiff worth 880,000 yuan to the animal hospital run by Mr. Li for a cosmetic procedure. After a 20- minute treatment, Yu was told that the Tibetan mastiff had died.

It was later found out that the Tibetan mastiff had died from cardiac arrest caused by complications with the anesthesia. Yu also learnt that the hospital didn't have the necessary import permit for the anesthetics it used, and didn't follow the instructions that specifically suggested no mix with medication containing acepromazine.

Li agreed to pay the mastiff farm compensation worth 20,000 yuan(US$3,210), which was deemed too little compared to the poor animal's original purchase price. A lawsuit has been filed.

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