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    Tech Arrest Warrants Issued for Groomer Facing Charges for Dog's Death

    http://www.11alive.com/news/crime/ar...ath1/484427358

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    CUMMING, Ga. -- Authorities told 11Alive they have issued arrest warrants for a pet groomer charged with animal cruelty in a dog's death.

    Michelle Root of Paw’sh Paws was already facing felony charges in the death of Meko, whose owners had left the dog in her care to be washed. But after news of Root's arrest got out, the Cumming Police Department said dozens of other people came forward with additional complaints. One case in particular, authorities said, had enough information to request search warrants.

    As a result, officers executed two search warrants for documents and records -- one at Paw'sh Paws, the other at Root's residence. Based on the findings, authorities drew up an additional charge of felony animal cruelty and put out warrants for her arrest. Authorities are asking for Root to turn herself in.

    The warrants come after Root was accused of severely beating, and ultimately killing, a family's dog while in her care.

    According to the police report, Lisa Riles, who works at the store, said she heard a commotion and saw Meko running to the back of the store with a grooming lead around his neck. Root then allegedly grabbed the lead and choked the dog until it was unconscious.

    Riles said Root then dragged the dog to the front of the store, banging the animal against a washer and other objects before throwing the dog onto a table. Riles said the dog was unresponsive by then.

    According to police, Root told Eric Francis, a friend of Meko’s owner who had come to pick him up, that Meko had suffered a seizure. The dog was taken to Crestview Animal Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Riles went to police to report the abuse. She said Meko had been very compliant earlier in the day when being bathed and dried. Riles also said Root kicked the dog in the head before slamming him onto a table. Heather Boyd, another employee at the shop, later confirmed that report to police.

    "We kept telling her to stop, to stop! She didn't stop," Riles said. "He was a very good dog,"

    Both Riles and Boyd told police they had seen abuse from Root before, but this is the first time that an animal has died to their knowledge.

    The family told 11Alive's Faith Abubey that they're heartbroken over the situation.

    "We look at pictures, and we cry a lot," they said. "He was a bundle of joy. Things like this shouldn't happen."
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    Tech Police Actively Looking for Groomers Charged

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    Quote Originally Posted by GroomerTALK Coordinator View Post
    http://www.11alive.com/news/crime/ar...ath1/484427358

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    CUMMING, Ga. -- Authorities told 11Alive they have issued arrest warrants for a pet groomer charged with animal cruelty in a dog's death.

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    Riles went to police to report the abuse. She said Meko had been very compliant earlier in the day when being bathed and dried. Riles also said Root kicked the dog in the head before slamming him onto a table. Heather Boyd, another employee at the shop, later confirmed that report to police.

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    Both Riles and Boyd told police they had seen abuse from Root before, but this is the first time that an animal has died to their knowledge.

    The family told 11Alive's Faith Abubey that they're heartbroken over the situation.

    It took a dog dying a horrific death.
    “...they had seen abuse from Root before.”
    I wonder if they ever reported it before.
    Everything about this is maddening. I try so hard to give benefit of doubt and figure there is another side of every story and not be so quick to judge. But damn.

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    Default More Felony Charges Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by GroomerTALK Coordinator View Post

    Barrett says two days ago, another victim came forward. According to the arrest warrant, while in Root's care, a dog suffered a ruptured spleen and eye trauma, causing the dog to have to be euthanized.

    This incident happened in March of 2016. Barrett says this victim didn't come forward in the beginning because she liked Root.
    *hyperventilating into a brown paper bag*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Clips View Post
    *hyperventilating into a brown paper bag*

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    But of course!! Stay silent because you liked her???? Oh man, that is a WTF. Sick.. absolutely sick.
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    Makes you wonder if this go on elsewhere but I am just glad it is over here and look at that bright side.

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    WTF... She killed your dog but you stayed silent because you liked her???? Did I read that right??

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