In Victorville, California, a family’s home video captured an apparent animal abuse situation by a pet sitter hired to care for a 10-week-old puppy named Lucy. The video showed the woman picking up the small dog and slamming her to the floor.
According to CbsNews, Lucy’s owners had hired a pet sitter, and while away received a motion alert from their home security camera on their phone. The husband was able to get in touch with the pet sitter ordering her out of the house. The woman has since apologized.
The woman had been hired through the Rover app, which help pet owners find sitters and dog walkers. After hearing about the incident, the company issued a statement:
“The activity depicted in this video is shocking and appalling. We have permanently deactivated this sitter from our platform and will continue to investigate. Any incident of this nature is extremely rare on our platform, and we take it very seriously. Additionally, we have offered to pay for any veterinary expenses that may have been incurred as a result of this incident. We have been assisting local law enforcement with their investigation and will continue to offer support.”
Fortunately, Lucy was taken to a veterinarian and did not suffer any injuries.
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