Viral video of pet groomer spurs animal abuse claims

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In Venice, Florida a former pet groomer employee of Happy Puppy Pet Spa recorded a video of her ex-boss grooming a dog, however the footage portrays disturbing images of the woman putting her hands around the dog’s neck and slamming the dog down on the table.

According to her Facebook page, Briana Brady took the video and labeled it as animal abuse after she stated she witnessed another dog leaving the salon with a broken jaw. A few weeks ago, a poodle named Pumpkin left the shop with a broken jaw and bruises on his belly.

In the video, Brady stated:

“The dog was picked up by the throat, choked, shacked and then his head slammed on the table.”

Briana worked at the Happy Puppy Pet Spa for over a month before posting the video online. It has already garnered more than 380, 000 views.

The owner of the grooming business, Phyllis Lucca, however has a different version of what happened. Fox News reports Lucca, who was the woman in the video, stated her actions were not abusive and were steps to keep the dog safe and deal with a health issue.

“If you see the video, I know it looks bad, but that’s not what I’m doing. What the dog did was pass out and she fainted, and what I did was hold her head and shake her. That’s all,” Lucca stated.

Brady has been blamed for Pumpkin’s injuries with Lucca claiming Brady had been the only one in the room when the dog was injured. It is not known what damage will be done to Lucca’s business after the release of the disturbing video. Brady and Pumpkin’s owner say they plan to press charges against Lucca. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is  investigating the allegations and evidence will be turned over to the State Attorney’s Office for review.

(Photos and video of pet groomer video via Facebook – Briana Brady)

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5 replies
  1. PAMELA D says:

    WHAT THE LIVING HELL IS THE MATTER WITH THESE SICK ASSHOLES. GOING INTO AN ANIMAL BUSINESS AND ABUSING THEM. WHAT KIND OF SHIT LAWS DO WE HAVE FOR ANIMALS? MAYBE THIS SHIT WILL STOP INSTEAD OF GIVING THEM A SLAP ON THE HAND AND A $2000 FINE. THAT IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT. SOMEONE NEEDS TO SLAM THIS BITCH ACROSS THE ROOM. I WISH I WAS IN HER AREA SO I CAN BEAT HER FUCKING ASS. ROT AND DIE THIS LOW LIFE SCUMBAG. THE OWNER NEEDS TO BEAT HER UP.

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  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    THANK YOU BRIANNA BRADY for videoing this hunk of maggot puke abusing these dogs, Brady & Pumpkin and I hope the owners sue this woman right into the poorhouse and her damn business goes under so fast it makes her filthy head swim. Phyllis Lucca deserves to lose everything and end up living under a bridge.

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  3. Adrienne says:

    A business that you need to control your temper as hard as it might be to animals who can’t talk back. Hope this gets resolved and the woman that did this, gets time in jail and some sort of retribution with payment for the dogs injuries. How scared that dog must have been and reacted to the abuse received.

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    That is NOT how I would want my dog treated being groomed! This BI^CH needs to NOT be in the business of dog grooming if this is the way she does it! That poor little dog! And then blame the poor girl who outed you for hurting Pumpkin, Phyllis Lucca you need to be charged and bless Briana Brady for bringing your despicable behavior out into the open!

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