Groomer charged with deadly accidents after 14-year-old Yorkie
Regular grooming is a necessity for many dog breeds. Trips to the snow groomers are only part of the routine. Neither parent expects their dog to be dropped off at the groomer one day and later picked up with a life-threatening illness. Unfortunately, it happened to a family in Ohio this month.
Tina Brady and her husband left their 14-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Lacey at the cleaning lady Andra Edison's. Previously, they had taken Lacey to the nursing shop where Edison worked, but it had to close during the coronavirus pandemic. Edison started taking customers from home and they trusted her. It was a decision they would soon regret.
Something seemed wrong
After 90 minutes, Brady returned to pick up her dog. As soon as she saw Lacey, she knew something was wrong.
"[Edison] gives it to me and [Lacey] howls and stuff and I looked at her and she kind of had a stain on her head and I asked [Edison] what's wrong with that. She said, [Lacey] itched very badly and started turning around in the cage as soon as I left. "
Edison continued to hint that Lacey was in this condition when Brady dropped her off. But Brady would have noticed and she certainly would not have taken her dog to a groomer in this condition.
"I thought, 'Why should I take her off if she was like that? "
A case for abuse
After Brady left the groomer, he decided to take Lacey to the vet for a checkup. There she learned that Lacey was bleeding in her brain and had several broken ribs. Both the police and the vet at MedVet found that Edison was holding Lacey with her whole body weight on the grooming table. This seems to be the most likely cause of bruises and broken ribs.
Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County Sheriff's Office said the evidence warranted a formal investigation.
"It's scary to think that you are going to take your dog for foster care and he comes back in such a condition that you have to put him to sleep. Then we step in to make sure the person in charge faces a judge."
Brady and her husband are broken over their loss and know that a lawsuit won't change that.
“She was our baby. We'd love to know what happened to her, but on the other hand we're scared of knowing what she did to her. "
Edison has since been formally charged with cruelty to a companion animal. It is devastating that Lacey suffered, but justice is served on her behalf. Rest in peace, sweet girl.
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