PETERSBURG, Ind. (WEHT) — After a dog groomer was arrested on three charges of animal cruelty, one of the dog owners who took her dog to Doggie Styles Grooming shared what her dog has endured.
Karla Martinez said her Shih Tzu named Bo is one of the sweetest dogs she’s ever been around.
When Bo came home from the groomer two weeks ago, she said he was not acting himself.
She said was unaware of what had happened until an employee, who would later quit that day, informed her of what happened.
“She’d get him up on the table and she put a noose around his head and she said every time he would do something, she would push him off the table,” explained Martinez. “She hung him there and said his tongue was turning purple and his eyes was bulging out and was rolling real bad.”
According to Martinez, that wasn’t the only abuse her dog went through.
“Was hitting him in the head with her shears and telling him that he needed to go to heaven,” described Martinez.
Martinez says Chrissy Aufdemorte reached out in the following days saying she did not do what she was accused of. Martinez said her only focus was getting her to the veterinarian.
“They did say that he did have a swollen trachea and chest congestion from strangulation,” said Martinez. “So they put him on anti-inflammatory pills.”
Martinez said due this experience, it has made her not want to leave any of her animals with groomers without waiting on location with them as well.