Brookhaven kennel worker fired after video allegedly shows him kneeing dog in throat

A kennel worker was fired after allegedly kneeing a dog several times in Brookhaven.
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A kennel worker was fired after allegedly kneeing a dog several times in Brookhaven.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A Brookhaven kennel worker is out of a job after web camera video allegedly caught him abusing a dog, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Rachel Mundy dropped off her dog Ava at Bark and Board on Thursday so she could head out of town, Channel 2 reported.

However, when she checked the online webcam before leaving work, she told the news station she was shocked to see the worker jam his knee into Ava’s throat, knocking the animal’s head into a wall.

“I was like, ‘This is going too far. This is not OK,’” she said. “I had to leave work to go pick her up because I couldn’t leave her there for the whole weekend to be treated like that.”

She decided to post the video on Facebook, which caught the eye of the employee’s bosses, Channel 2 reported.

Stewart Wingate, co-owner of Bark and Board, told the news station the employee had never displayed aggression toward an animal before this incident, and he was immediately fired.

“No guest under our care is to receive any physical discipline,” he said. “That is not appropriate — never had been and never will be at all.”

 

Wingate is actually going a step further and is complying with a Brookhaven police investigation into the employee for possible animal abuse, the news station reported.

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