In Warren, Michigan, photos of cruel treatment showing a man power washing his two German shepherds has been shared more than 77,000 times causing social outrage. The photos and accompanying video captured three people pulling up to the Wash Stop car wash, tie up the two dogs to a rail and then brush them with auto soap and power wash them.
According to WxyzNewsDetroit, car wash owner, Nicole Gatto Ross was horrified and immediately called the police, describing the soap had covered the dogs from head to tail including their eyes. The soap contains chemicals that is meant to get “bugs and gunk” off cars while the temperature of the water can exceed 110 degrees with a pressure of 1,200 PSI.
Police arrived and filed a report and have requested the City of Warren file animal cruelty charges; one charge for each dog. On Tuesday morning, the Warren Police stated the dog owner has agreed to turn the dogs over to a third party of his choosing. The dogs have been vet checked and are reported to be fine.
The owner allegedly admits that he made a mistake and told authorities that he thought if he stood far enough away from the pressure of the hose, the dogs wouldn’t suffer any harm. He also stated he was not aware that the chemicals used in the car wash could harm the dogs.
Video #1 can be viewed here (WARNING: Graphic video and may not be suitable for all audiences)
(Photos and videos of man power washing dogs via Facebook Nicole Gatto Ross)
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