Target: Orange County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit
Goal: Fire abusive vet tech and shut down the hospital where she still works
Stefanie Stasse works as a vet tech at Emergency Pet Hospital of Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Recently, a video emerged of her swinging a small dog on a leash into a wall after struggling with it. The clinic’s owner says he stands behind his employee, and that the video did not show the dog injuring two people. Sources believe that she is still employed at Emergency Pet Hospital of Orlando.
The owner of the clinic, Dr. Hassan, says that the video was taken a year and a half ago, before he was owner of the hospital. However, records show that Dr. Hassan has been owner and main veterinarian of the clinic since 2008. There have been other complaints about the clinic in the past. A representative with Orange County Animal Services said they have received two complaints about the clinic and the doctor, but found the complaints unfounded.
The proper authorities have been notified, the Orange County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit said it has investigated the alleged animal abuse, and a protest recently occurred outside the clinic. Dr. Hassan’s veterinary license may be under investigation. Sign the petition to demand that Orange County shut down this abusive clinic.
Dear Orange County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit,
Stefanie Stasse’s clear animal abuse is grounds to keep her away from animals forever. Please protect animals from being abused by her in the future by having her fired and the clinic shut down.
Dr. Hassan is clearly one of Stasse’s ilk if he can defend her actions, and should not be allowed to practice veterinary medicine. The previous complaints of animal abuse in this practice do not seem to be unfounded after this video has come to light. Slamming a dog into a wall is never acceptable, nor is defending an employee for abusing an animal. Do not allow any more animals to be abused. Fire Stasse and shut down Dr. Hassan’s practice.
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