Many pet owners hire a dog sitter instead of putting their dog in a kennel. That way the dog can stay home and be less stressed while the humans are away. One California couple had a very horrible experience with a dog sitter who was abusive to their puppy. Thankfully, they had a surveillance camera set up that caught it all on film. When the woman was caught throwing the puppy forcefully to the ground, she was told to leave immediately. She left the home right then.
Amanda Roy and her husband used a pet sitting app called Rover to find their dog, Lucy a sitter. Lucy was only 10 months old at the time of this incident. While the couple was at work, they witnessed a terrible site on their phone connected to their home security camera.
The Sitter Was Told To Leave Immediately.
The surveillance live video showed the sitter throwing Lucy to the ground. Animal Control has been investigating the incident. “It’s heartbreaking because the reason we use a pet sitter is because we love our pet and we don’t want to leave her unattended for very long because she is a baby,” Amanda said. “So we trusted someone to come into our home and look after a pet that we consider a family member,” she added.
Rover issued the following statement,
“The activity depicted in this video is shocking and appalling. We have permanently deactivated this sitter from our platform and will continue to investigate. Any incident of this nature is extremely rare on our platform, and we take it very seriously. Additionally, we have offered to pay for any veterinary expenses that may have been incurred as a result of this incident. We have been assisting local law enforcement with their investigation and will continue to offer support.”
The Footage Shows The Abuse
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