"It has come to our attention that false and malicious stories about an alleged "ear cutting" incident that transpired at one of our clinics. We verified the report and found out that the dog was presented to us for grooming but with a tightly wound rubber band tied to the dog's ear that cut off blood supply thereby causing atrophy of the ear. The groomer took off the rubber band and told the househelp about the tight rubber band.
"A few days later due to the lack of blood supply to the ear due to the tightly wound rubber band placed by a household member, the tip of the ear came off. Our veterinarian treated the dog and spoke to the owner.
"Then comes this avalanche of posts by people quick to condemn without any training at all in veterinary medicine.
"Cutting an ear even accidentally will result in profuse bleeding and extreme pain. The pictures in the post show bloodless gloves.
"It saddens us that irresponsible spreading of the incident without checking out the facts is to the great delight of people who relish destroying the good name of people who are trained and work hard to protect and treat pets.
"No respectable veterinary hospital would do this.
"In the interest of justice and fairness to our vets whose faces have been posted by others as added fuel to the flame, PLEASE ASCERTAIN THE TRUTH and not add to the lies.
"So pet owners beware! This is what happens when rubber bands are put in ears of furry dogs and are not removed . Be careful .
"Your dogs may look cute but the blood supply of the ear can be cut for a significant time enough to cause necrosis of ear tissue and fall off if the rubber band is placed for a long time and placed too tightly and forgotten.
"Further reposting and sharing of these ear cutting lies not only contributes to the misinformation but also constitutes the crime of online Libel under the Anti-Cyber Crime Law. Please be responsible and aware in posting and sharing such false accusations. Thank you."