A couple’s puppy died at a Greenville, North Carolina, grooming salon during what was supposed to be a “routine bath.” Now, the local authorities are investigating the business for possible felony animal cruelty, reported Wednesday’s WNCT News.
Bruno, a five-month-old English Bulldog, died after visiting the Yuppy Puppy salon on Monday morning – something terrible happened to the pup during the visit. The couple stated that they received a call from someone at area veterinary hospital stating that Bruno was “bleeding from the mouth,” and was in “critical condition.”
Shortly thereafter, the pup was gone – his owner stated that Bruno was healthy and that he had been to the veterinarian just a week before and no issues were found. The owner, who is currently remaining anonymous, told WNCT about his pup, “Very energetic and playful. He was a little rambunctious. He liked to play with other animals, very friendly. He loved to lay on your lap.”
The Greenville Police Department has confirmed that other complaints have been made about this same business and the Yelp reviews are not great (click here). So far, the business has declined to comment on Bruno’s death – a necropsy on the puppy’s body will help determine the true cause of death, and whether or not charges will be forthcoming.
(Image/stock image of English Bulldog via Pixabay)
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