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Vet suspended for taking newborn puppy

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By Josh Loeb

A vet has been suspended from the register for six months for furtively taking a newborn puppy away from a litter shortly after it was born via an emergency caesarean.

Zahra Rafiq took the French bulldog puppy – apparently one of the weaker members of the litter of six – home without its owners’ knowledge because she said she wanted to care for it. It subsequently died while in her care.

Another puppy was taken away by an animal care assistant also present during the delivery but was returned to the owners.

The owners did not initially realise …

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