I’ve always been wary of leaving my dogs at doggy daycare or overnight boarding. For one, I hate the idea of removing them from their comfort zone. I also hate to think that they might be sad and lonely, or even scared. But sometimes it must be done so I’d like to think that they are in the best possible care in my absence. If I ever found out they were neglected or mistreated, I might be found in jail for going postal.
I’m sure most doggy daycares are excellent places. Since most are owned and operated by animal lovers, it’s likely they treat all the dogs like gold. But this… this is just unforgivable.
I can only imagine how upsetting it must have been for the owners of the poor pup at the Doggy Den in Sheffield, UK when they found out their dog had been kicked multiple times by a staff member. It was later reported that not only did the staff member kick the dog, but a volunteer did as well.
In this video, you can see the horrid act caught on film showing a poor dog being kicked over and over by one of the vile staff members. It’s also quite obvious that the facility is overcrowded and that the boarding space is limited and isolated as indicated by footage of a Dalmatian crying from his jail cell. There are dogs of all breeds and sizes together, I can’t even imagine how they weren’t attacking one another.
Thankfully this incident was reported by a staff member and the at-fault staff member and volunteer were relieved of their duties.