Pregnant Dog Died After Fake Vet Performed C-Section And She Wasn’t Properly Sedated!

Published: April 22, 2021 at 07:09 AM Author: Penny Eims

A French bulldog named Lyla suffered unimaginable pain, and ultimately death because a fake veterinarian performed a C-Section on her inside of a Lake County, Florida, home. The surgery took place in front of a minor, who videotaped the procedure and posted it to TikTok.

The disturbing footage shows Lyla thrashing on the table because she was not properly sedated when she was cut open by Frankie Huertas-Rivera. Police arrested the dog’s owner, Larry Colon, and the “surgeon,” Frankie Huertas-Rivera.

Huertas-Rivera is charged with animal cruelty and practicing without a license, and Lyla’s owner is charged with animal cruelty. This is a sickening act of cruelty which cannot go unpunished! Please sign today to let court officials know that Lyla deserves justice!

Larry Colon chose to have Frankie Huertas-Rivera cut Lyla open to deliver her puppies because he wanted to save money. Lyla was put onto a table, held down, and cut open without proper sedation, without proper sterilization, and without a real veterinarian to do the surgery.

Documents state that Lyla’s body “shakes and contracts while she squirms in pain with her head thrashing back and forth which give the appearance that she is not completely sedated.” Lyla’s owner eventually took her to an actual, licensed veterinarian, but it was too late – she was dead. The veterinarian provided her cause of death, stating that it was “due to non-sterile surgery performed by unlicensed individual with medical care and diagnostics that do not meet minimum requirements to be safe for the patient.”

Two of Lyla’s puppies were never removed from her body – the suffering this dog endured is appalling! We want to see these men receive the maximum punishment for their charges, and we need your support to make it happen. Please sign today – Lyla, and her puppies, deserve justice!

Read more about the Florida animal cruelty laws here.


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Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update 3/1/2021: Court has been postponed to 4/12/2021

Update 3/12/2021: Animal Victory has sent 17,607 signatures and comments to Prosecuting attorney Jamie McManus. The next court is scheduled for March 15. Animal Victory will have a representative inside the courtroom and will update as soon as possible. Read our letter here.

Update 2/25/21: Animal Victory has been informed that the arraignment is scheduled for March 8.


Pregnant Dog Died After Fake Vet Performed C-Section And She Wasn't Properly Sedated!

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43 Damiano Giustina Sep 18, 2021
42 Sabine Fontaine Sep 18, 2021
41 Teri Paszotta We need tougher laws, more judges with balls to hand down stiffer sentences & justice to those affected by sick abusers of animals in our communities. It's going on in your city and those that prey on the most vulnerable are WEAK COWARDS & THE LOWEST, POOREST EXCUSE OF BEINGS WALKING THIS EARTH! Sep 17, 2021
40 Ann Freeman Sep 15, 2021
39 sherry mainquist How horrible and unnessary ! That poor dog how she must of suffered. Lock these 2 up Sep 14, 2021
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