Woman traps her dog inside of washing machine to gain Instagram followers

An Instagram user in a social media stunt to garner more followers, trapped her dog inside of a washing machine as the terrified pooch tried desperately to escape. The short video and images of the woman’s West Highland terrier named Coco inside of the washing machine was condemned by social media users.

According to the Daily Mail,  the Argentinian dog owner, Tamara Rotman, posted the video and asked followers to respond yes or no to the survey question she “asked” her dog –

“Are you going to be really traumatized?”

The video and photos show Coco’s face pushed up against the glass door of the washing machine, and although Rotman states the dog had only been in the machine for a few seconds, she emphasized the machine had at no point been switched on. Sadly, Coco’s feet made the tumbler part of the machine rotate, and he continued to try and find a way to escape until Rotman opened the door.

Viewers condemned her action as abusive and demanded she be charged with animal cruelty. At that time, Rotman temporarily deleted her account because of the backlash, but opened it back up showing a photo of Coco happily playing.

“I have a dog called Coco who I love with all my heart. Everyone who knows me knows that I devote my life and much more to him,” Rotman wrote after she turned her Instagram account back on.

Rotman later apologized for her actions, and still insisted she loves her dog.

“Furthermore in the video I uploaded you could see him running out after two seconds, but the girl who made it public decided to cut that part out to make me look worse,” Rotman wrote on her Instagram page. “It was some innocent mischief that I didn’t think would have these consequences.”

Rotman admits to having received aggressive threats wishing horrible actions on her. Of course, those kind of bodily threats are never to be excused, but there is nothing cute about scaring or causing any animal to suffer harm – no matter how harmless she thought the action appeared.

(Photos and video of dog in washing machine via Instagram and Daily Mail)

Read more news on the National Pet Rescue page here.

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16 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Stupid woman and she deserves the comments she got from people.Why did she scare her own dog who she says she loves? If you love your children, does that mean you would put them in the washing machine too, if only for a few seconds as she said. Think before you do something and especially when you stupidly put it out on social media-that is the kiss of death. Everyone will look even if normally they wouldn’t.

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  2. Sue says:

    There is something seriously wrong with that woman. So sad that innocent animals have to be at the mercy (or lack of it) of stupid, demented people.

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  3. Carol Green says:

    It’s too bad dogs are so forgiving. I certainly wouldn’t be (as an animal-loving human) if someone had done this to my dog. There would definitely be repercussions. As someone who loves my little dogs to distraction, I don’t understand what is wrong with someone who would terrorize their dog to gain attention from strangers. She obviously needs a lot of therapy.

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  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    This Lady Needs to volunteer at an Animals Shelter, Elder Home, Shelter and get her shit together SO she doesn’t need the ATTENTION of the INTERNET VIEWER”s… For Christ Sake… your little dogs doesn’t NEED the TRAMA and STRESS your are putting him thru for your ATTENTION SEEKING SELF!!!

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  5. Laura says:

    The woman is a sadistic idiot, and she’d better quit being so before someone follows through on one of those threats. She’d do well to wise up considerably and get some empathy and compassion for that beautiful little dog who got stuck with her in life.
    On another note, many of the same people outraged and threatening her still gladly support animal “research” and whatever vivisectors do to animals, including gentle dogs, if those twits believe it might lead to medical advancements for their arrogant selves. Vivisectors do as bad and much worse than what ROTman the demented woman did, and as long as they’re wearing lab coats and pretending to hold everyone’s health/life/death in their hands, people will bow and scrape and believe anything they say. And they’ll hate anyone opposed to animal “research,” saying we want people to suffer and DIE. When in fact, vivisectors have caused more human illness and death than just about anyone: https://www.animalaid.org.uk/the-issues/our-campaigns/animal-experiments/killing-animals-humans/ That’s aside from all the animals they’ve mercilessly tortured and killed for glory and financial gain.

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  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    She loves her dog and yet she does this to her? Then she wonders why she received threats, what is wrong with some people? If she wants attention then lock herself in the washing machine, I would much rather see that then her abusing her innocent dog! At least she can open the door and get out when she wants!

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  7. Pam says:

    Whoohooo all comments! Hopefully her social media will fry her !! Or. Excuse me. Wash her ass. !!! Hard. IDIOT!!!!!! She doesn’t deserve little coco. ASS

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  8. Ma. Lourdes Bettina T. Lim says:

    WHAT THE F______ CAME IN TO YOUR MIND YOU USELESS PERSON??? YOU WANTED TO BE POPULAR OR KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WILL SAY IN SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT YOUR DOG/PUPPY BEEN PUT INSIDE THE WASHING MACHINE… YOU CRUEL PERSON… DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID TO THAT POOR DOG? THAT WILL CAUSE TRAUMA, ANXIETY AND EVEN SCARED OF YOU!!! I WISH I WAS THERE PERSONALLY TO PUT YOU INSIDE THAT F______ WASHING MACHINE AND WHAT WOULD IT FEEL IF IT WAS YOU INSIDE AND ME PUTTING YOU A ROPE AND PACKING TAPE? HAAAA… THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTION WOMAN… EVEN YOU DIDN’T INTENTIONALLY WANT TO HURT THAT POOR DOG/PUPPY THIS IS SOCIAL MEDIA AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL REACT ON WHATEVER YOU POST/VIDEO REMEMBER THAT!!! THINK FIRST BEFORE YOU DO DRASTIC ACTION…… THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY AND HOPE YOU WILL BE ENLIGHTEN ON YOUR ACTION……

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  9. Shell says:

    You are one sick, useless, lying, demented sorry ass excuse for a so called human let alone a woman !! You stupid, brain dead lump of crap !! If I were you I’d watch my back from here on out people who honestly do love animals dont forgive sickos such as yourself and dont take lightly seeing scum like you causing them pain, distress or trauma of any kind … threats arent idle ones … you better get you fucking shit together bitch and do right by that pup you claim to love so much and get some help . Seriously…

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