Williamsburg dog groomer filmed abusing client’s dog

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 12:19:24-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.  - A video of a Williamsburg groomer roughly handling a client's dog has been viewed on social media nearly 60,000 times in only a matter of days, though the event happened months ago.

Gidget the cockapoo can be seen in the video being flipped around in its harness

Gidget the cockapoo can be seen in the video being flipped around in its harness

In May, a former employee of "The Fuzzy Butt Stops Here" groomer recorded the business's owner, Mironda Henning, roughly handling a dog while grooming it, Williamsburg Police told sister station WTKR.

Court documents allege that Henning jerked and flipped around a white cockapoo named Gidget.

The Fuzzy Butt Stops Here

Henning was arrested in July and charged with animal cruelty.

In August, she was found guilty and charged with a misdemeanor and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Many who have viewed the video said they don't think the punishment is harsh enough and have decided to take matters into their own hands.

A group of people planned to protest outside of the business on Strawberry Plains Road, on Tuesday.

"The only way they will be forgiven is to shut their business down and never touch another dog again," Barbara Morris told WTKR.

Workers told News 3 Henning no longer works at the business, but would not say anything else about her. It is unclear if Henning is still an owner of  "The Fuzzy Butt Stops Here.”


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