Thursday, February 22, 2007

One Eared Dog

A dog groomer in Seattle accused of cutting off a dog's ear and then super-gluing it back on before giving it back to its owner could face charges.
Anni Sheriffius said she was giving her pet Shi Tzu, Jasmine, a bath after a trip to the J'Raes Pet Grooming when the dog's ear fell off.
"And I saw the ear float away and it freaked me out," Sheriffius said.
Sheriffius rushed her dog to the veterinarian's office where she was told that her dog's ear had been cut off and super glued back on.
The dog had to undergo treatment for an infection.
Sheriffius said she still has the ear in a plastic bag and has been crying for weeks at the thought on someone injuring her dog.
Pierce County sheriff's investigators are looking into possible criminal charges against the unlicensed dog groomer.
"Once they tried to hide it and glued the ear back on, that's not good for the dog," Det. Ed Troyer said. "There are all kinds of things that can happen, (including) infection. It is cruelty to animals."
The shop were the pet was allegedly injured appears to have closed down, a Seattle TV station reported.

9 comments, add yours here:

Travis said...

I'm speechless.

Vancouver mermaid/Montreal photographer said...

Ewwww! I can't believe that can happen in Seattle. WOW.

Natalie said...

I don't even know that to say about that. How sad. Poor doggie.

dickiebo said...

Gosh! It's strange what ONE 'EARS nowadays.

Kara said...

Poor little doggy! Ouch!

Josh said...

OMG... That is absolutely crazy! How could the groomer not think they were going to find out?

Josh said...

OMG... That is absolutely crazy! How could the groomer not think they were going to find out?

Linda said...

Gee, is it any wonder the place has closed down? That poor dog! And I don't blame the owner for being semi-traumatized, I would be too if an ear just came off and started floating away!

Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Oh, that's terrible - I'd be traumatized too. Poor little poopy dog :)