Vet Clinic Gets Hit by Bear Spray

By: ralphbarrera

Sep 16 2008

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A south Austin vet clinic was hit by a faulty can of bear spray when it was accidentally knocked off a shelf by a an employee causing evacuation of workers and pets into an adjacent building. No was injured in the morning mishap, but several people were evaluated by EMS personnel before being released. No one is saying why a local clinic would have a can of bear spray in stock, and you can be safe to know it does work on humans. Veterinary technician Rachel Henry sees to the care of one of the evacuated pets. “I had no idea when I woke up this morning that I would have to call EMS for bear spray.” said Henry who was somewhat of a hero with fellow workers who quickly realized the danger and carried the animals to safety in an adjacent building.



Eduardo Lopez, owner of New Start Biorecovery, an Austin company, was hired to cleanup the contamination.

Photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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