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Miami Heat Player Sues For Lost Income From Dog's Neutering

Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem is suing the veterinary hospital he says "castrated" his dog without permission.

October 11, 2018 - 8:51 am
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COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem is suing the veterinary hospital he says "castrated" his dog without permission.


The Miami Herald reports the basketball player filed a lawsuit accusing Murber Inc.'s LeadER Animal Special Hospital of negligence Tuesday. Haslem says the hospital successfully performed surgery to remove a rope that his dog, Juice, had swallowed, but also neutered Juice without permission or medical necessity.


The lawsuit describes Juice as a show-quality Cane Corso, meaning his semen samples could have been worth between $3,500 and $10,000. Haslem says he was preparing to breed Juice and sell the puppies.


He also says Juice is now "too tame," meaning he lost $30,000 spent training Juice to serve as a family guard dog while Haslem's on the road.


The report didn't include comment from the hospital.
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com