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  • Groomer Pleads in 2005 Animal Cruelty Case

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...er=yahoo_feeds


    For more than 4 1/2 years, Betty Fry tracked the court case of the groomer she believes beat her dog in Germantown, leading to the death of the Yorkshire Terrier mix named Mikey.

    Betty Fry alleged that a groomer at The Pet Set in Germantown beat her dog, Mikey, leading to its death. "We wanted justice for our dog," Fry said.

    On Thursday, Fry was in Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett's Criminal Court as the former dog groomer, Stanley "Chris" Carmody, pleaded to the misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty -- reduced from the the original felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

    The sentence for Carmody, 31, of Byhalia, was a single day in jail, time he had already served and a $50 fine.

    "We wanted justice for our dog," Fry said. "I'm a victim again by the justice system."

    At The Pet Set, the Germantown store where Fry took the dog to be groomed on April 22, 2005, Laura Carmody said Friday that the dog's injuries were accidental, and her fault.

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  • #2
    I'm not sure I understand how injuries caused from the dog choking itself on a leash could be construed as the dog being beaten?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lyttleravyn View Post
      I'm not sure I understand how injuries caused from the dog choking itself on a leash could be construed as the dog being beaten?
      A dog.....choking itself.....on it's own leash.....you really believe that?

      Regardless of what really happened, the groomer was responsible for the pet's welfare while in the groomers care.

      What an injustice for that dog and the owners, that wasn't even a slap on the hand.
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      • #4
        Yes I can believe it. If the dog was kenneled--especially in a cage with a grate on the floor--the clasp of the leash and/or the tags/loop on the collar could get caught in the grate under the pet or in the cage door, and a nervous dog could easily panic and strangle itself. My own dog got her tags stuck in the floor vent at my home in middle of the night; fortunately, she was a mellow dog and just lay down and waited for me to wake up and notice.

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        • #5
          Sounds more like carelessness,than cruelty,it is very sad the little fellow died,I would be wanting justice too if my dog died as a direct result of being in a salon,I'm glad we have some good publicity now like extreme groomers,etc.
          "Everyone needs something to beleive in..I beleive I need another Poodle"
          Quote:Cath

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