Amanda Lollar: Animal Cruelty at Bat World TX

Appalled, 07.05.2011

Videos (removed from YouTube) and photos (see links below) have surfaced of Amanda Lollar performing illegal surgery on conscious bats. The bats can be seen kicking and trying to bite her. In one video she performs an episiotomy on a bat. Lollar accidentally pulls out the bat's vagina and uterus because she cut too much. The bat passes out in shock. She later dies along with her baby. Let authorities know you want Lollar prosecuted for animal cruelty and abuse.
















Video of Lollar performing illegal episiotomy surgery on a bat. GRAPHIC!!! Mom and baby die.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEXPuBKgkac

Amanda Lollar is a "wildlife rehabilitator" who treats bats in Mineral Wells, Texas. She is not a veterinarian yet she illegally performs surgery. She illegally possesses and uses controlled substances such as Isoflurane. Her illegal acts were reported to the Texas Veterinary Board. They stated, "she committed animal cruelty and should be reported to the police."

Amanda Lollar purchases, possesses, and administers rabies vaccinations to bats. Only veterinarians may possess and administer rabies vaccinations to animals because they can cause an animal to die if not administered properly. Lollar does not report rabid bats to the Texas Health Department. Instead, she euthanizes them illegally with controlled substances, then dumps their bodies into the regular trash. Her illegal acts were reported to the Texas Health Department. They stated that "her acts are criminal and should be reported to the police."

Texas Parks & Recreation was contacted about Amanda Lollar's illegal activity as they control her wildlife rehabilitation permit. They stated, "wildlife rehabilitators cannot perform surgery, and they cannot have controlled substances." The USDA was also contacted because Lollar has a USDA exhibitor permit to exhibit her bats. Lollar violated the Animal Welfare Act by "not providing proper veterinary care." Texas Parks & Recreation and the USDA are currently investigating Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary.

In another video, Amanda Lollar can be seen using forceps to pull out the teeth of a conscious bat. The bat is clearly kicking and trying to bite Lollar. After Lollar yanks two of his teeth out the bat can be seen bleeding. Lollar uses this video as an example of "proper" dental surgery in her website  http://www.batworld.org .

Video of Amanda Lollar pulling out the teeth of a conscious bat. GRAPHIC!!!
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_GN16jtbiU

A visitor to the sanctuary last year found a one-winged dead bat under Amanda Lollar's desk. It had been dead for at least two days as insects were eating it. It appeared to have died from lack of food and water. When Lollar was shown the dead bat she said the bat "was one of my favorite bats." She obviously cannot care for the bats she has if her favorite bat could go missing for days and not be noticed.

The visitor also noted that Lollar has seven dogs even though she has no kennel permit. They are all debarked. Some of the dogs have medical and dental issues, as well as very long nails. They are never walked. One of the dogs cannot use its rear legs, so she's forced to drag herself around. Lollar's outdoor cats also need veterinary care as they appear to have fleas, worms, and dental issues.

A licensed veterinarian saw the videos and stated, "This is a nightmare! No one but a veterinarian should perform surgery. Report her to the state veterinary board. She should go to jail." A viewer of the episiotomy video stated, "That is horrific! They should arrest her immediately. She pulled out her vagina! She should never be allowed around animals ever again because she has a complete disregard for their feelings of pain."

It should be noted that Lollar used photos from this bat's botched episiotomy in her website and book to show "proper episiotomy procedures." What she claims happened in her book is not what happened in real life as evidenced by the video.

These violations were reported to the police as instructed by the Texas Health Department and Texas Veterinary Board. Make sure the Mineral Wells Police Department thoroughly investigates these acts of animal cruelty and abuse. Please, politely ask the Chief of Police Mike McAllester to take necessary action, policechief [at] mineralwellstx.gov. Also ask the USDA Robert.M.Gibbens [at] usda.gov and Texas Parks & Wildlife wpoffice [at] tpwd.state.tx.us to revoke Lollar's USDA and wildlife rehabilitation permits.

Photos of abuse, illegal surgery and controlled substances are here
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/62357242@N04

Video of Amanda Lollar giving illegal rabies vaccination to a baby bat
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g_tSgx7yeE

Video of a skinny, shaking, dying pallid bat at Bat World Sanctuary
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx21JohdwQE

Video of Amanda Lollar holding a rabid bat in her hand without gloves. Afterwards she illegally euthanized it with Isoflurane pictured in the background then she dumped it in the regular trash
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zagiiJwFPaQ

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Photo Captions:

1) Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary, removing teeth

Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas is not a veterinarian. She illegally performs surgery on bats. She illegally gives them controlled substances. She illegally has an administers rabies vaccinations to bats. She was reported to the Texas veterinary board. They stated this was animal cruelty, animal abuse and animal neglect and she should be reported to the police. She was reported to the Texas health Department. They stated she was committing crimes and should be reported to the police. Bat World Sanctuary website www.batworld.org

2) Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary, dead baby bat

3) Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary, mom bat unconscious from shock

4) Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary, performs episiotomy

5) Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

6) Dog drags itself around, Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

Amanda Lollar debarked all of her dogs. They need medical care. This one drags itself lower body on the floor. It's nails are overgrown.

7) Guano with insects, Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

The "wild sanctuary" is infested with mites, lice and other insects.

8) Skinny, dying pallid bat, Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

9) Skinny, dying pallid bat, Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

10) Dead bats, Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

11) Bat placenta with mites, lice, Amanda Lollar, Bat World Sanctuary

12) Amanda Lollar gives controlled substance, Bat World Sanctuary

The bottle with the purple lid is Isoflurane a controlled substance. Lollar uses this to knock bats out unconscious. She does not use a gas mask or monitoring equipment. She just soaks a cotton ball in the liquid then puts that in a cup over their head.

13) Amanda Lollar performs surgery, Bat World Sanctuary

Lollar trying to suture up a bat. She lost the needle twice, tore out stitches twice then ended up suturing muscle to skin. The bat woke up during surgery by accident.

14) Amanda Lollar performs surgery, Bat World Sanctuary



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