Jose Figueroa loved his Dachshund, Blue, very much. The 7-month-old pup wrapped himself around Jose’s heart and the two bonded immediately. When Jose took Blue to see a veterinarian at the Companion Pet Clinic in Beaverton, Oregon, things took a turn for the worst.

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“I put him down on the table and Koller comes in and he starts grabbing my dog by the mouth and squeezing his mouth super hard. My dog was trying to escape his grip and he can’t. He’s putting pressure on his stomach too and my dog is screaming and trying to escape his grip. He can’t obviously.” Figueroa shared. “He pulls him off of the table by his mouth and is just hanging him by his mouth. Then he starts to put him down.”

Despite going to another emergency clinic, Blue died the next day.

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Police arrested Dr. Daniel God Koeller, and it isn’t the first time he’s been accused of abusing animals. In this case, a Washington County grand jury indicted Koller two counts of felony aggravated animal abuse and two counts of first-degree animal abuse, the latter which is a misdemeanor.

In 2008, he had his vet license revoked after accusations of animal abuse and alleged drug abuse caused him to fall asleep during surgery. In 2018, he was fined $1,500 for failing to determine the sex of a male cat and then tried to spay him.

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If you believe your pet may have been harmed at Beaverton Companion Pet Clinic, contact Beaverton police at (503) 629-0111.

Our condolences go out to Jose on the loss of Blue. More about this developing story can be seen in the video below.