In Williamsburg, a pet salon groomer roughly handling a dog went viral on social media in less than two days garnering more than 60,000 views, reports WtkrNews.
According to Williamsburg Police, a former employee of “The Fuzzy Butt Stops Here” groomer recorded the business’s owner, Mironda Henning, roughly handling a dog while grooming. The video was recorded in May. In August, Henning was found guilty of animal cruelty to a white cockapoo named Gidget. She was fined $1,000.
The more than ten-minute video, recorded by a former employee of the salon, was recently uploaded to social media spurring protests outside of the shop on Tuesday. The Virginia Gazette interviewed animal advocate Barbara Morris who stated,
“They don’t deserve to groom dogs. We’re not going to stop.”
The goal of the advocates is to shut the shop down while picketing outside of the store for the remainder of the week and making pet owners aware of what had happened to Gidget. Employees at the business did not comment although they did tell news reporters, Henning is no longer at the salon. It is hoped the video will make dog owners more careful where they have their pets groomed.
(Photo screenshot of Utube video)