“Okay…what’s the name of this POS This abuser needs more than getting the boot, I hope many complain so an investigation can be started & she be found guilty & have to pay for her crime. If I found out my dog groomer was abusing any of my dogs, God help him…Wheelchair or not I would kick his butt to hell! then run over him!!”
The video shows the abuser using a brush to hit a pet client while the innocent animal cowers to protect himself from the blows. On a separate clip, the abuser is also seen using a vacuum cleaner pole to drag a dog out of its kennel.
“It’s absolutely disgusting,” said Riel. “There were days when I would end up tearing up in the grooming room. I’d have to go outside and say I was going on a break, and I would just hide my face.”
Dean Miles, owner of Fur Kids Daycare, spoke with the Calgary Herald and said this was the first time any allegations of abuse have been brought against his employees.
“The safety of our dogs is the most important thing because that’s our business,” said Miles.
The Calgary Humane Society has opened an investigation against the pet groomer and is asking the public to come forward if they believe and have evidence of their animals being abused by the same person.
“The number of calls we’ve received has been overwhelming,” said Christy Thompson, general manager of community relations for the Calgary Humane Society. “Calgary and the public have been completely outraged by the video.
Anybody who believes that their animal has been in contact with this particular groomer, please give us a call. The more evidence we have the better.”
To contact Calgary Humane Society call 403-205-4455.]
“I found this video you tube …As always viewer discretion advised, it’s quite upsetting to see a dog being hit, for doing nothing wrong!! Sick bitch, shouldn’t be allowed to own or work with animals ever again. Sorry I still can’t find her name??!”
Dog Groomer Abuses Animals At Calgary Grooming Salon
Published on 14 Jun 2013
A groomer at a downtown dog daycare and grooming facility was fired Thursday evening after allegations of animal abuse surfaced late last week, the daycare’s owner confirmed.Dean Miles, who owns Fur Kids Daycare, said he was shown videos last Friday that showed the groomer apparently striking a dog and trying to force another out of a kennel using a vacuum cleaner.The videos were allegedly taken last Tuesday by a former employee, who was also the groomer’s apprentice, Miles said.
“The safety of our dogs is the most important thing because that’s our business,” Miles said. “When things like this happen, you’ve got to react to it.”This is the first time there have been any allegations of animal abuse at the daycare, said Miles.
The Calgary Humane Society is currently investigating and has seen “several” videos, said Brad Nichols, head of the Calgary Humane Society’s protection and investigations department.”We’re lookingat the video, we’re gathering statements, and once we have everything compiled, we’ll send it to the Crown prosecutor’s office for an opinion on appropriate enforcement action, if any,” Nichols said.The Humane Society receives a “handful” of abuse allegations against groomers and boarders each year, he said.
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