Petco groomer fired for ‘roughing up’ dog

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia Petco employee is out of a job, after a woman recorded his rough treatment while grooming one of the animals.

According to WSB, Hannah Marie Pellisier said she notified management after shooting the video, which was viewed by thousands after Pellisier posted it to her Facebook page.

“When the dog still wouldn’t calm down and give him his paw, he kind of just started pulling on the paw, and using his body to push the dog around the table,” Pellisier said.

Petco released the following statement:

“At Petco, the health and safety of pets and people is always our top priority, and we take full responsibility for all animals under our care. There are strict grooming protocols in place to ensure the safety and well-being of pets, and we are very concerned by the conduct of the groomer in this video. As such, after a thorough investigation, this employee is no longer at Petco. We are in contact with both the concerned individual who took the video and the pet parent and can confirm that the dog is home and in good health.”

“We appreciate the outreach from the pet community, and look forward to continuing to serve you.  Please continue to reach out to us if you have any additional questions or concerns.”

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