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When we leave our dogs at kennels and doggy daycares, we trust the employees to take great care of them as if they were their own pets. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, and one pet owner had to find out the hard way.
Rachel Mundy left her dog, Ava, at Bark and Board in Brookhaven, Georgia, a doggy daycare and boarding facility. One neat feature of this daycare is that you’re able to see your dog from your phone or computer on their webcam.
When Mundy went to check on Ava on the webcam, she witnessed one of the employees back her into a wall and cruelly knee her in the throat. If that wasn’t bad enough, Mundy says the employee taunted and abused Ava nearly 20 more times in the span of an hour – the time it took her to get to the daycare from when she first saw it happen.
Mundy posted the video of the webcam footage on Facebook, saying she will do whatever she can to make sure this “pitiful excuse of a human-being is fired.”
Fortunately, the employee was immediately fired after Bark and Board co-owner Stewart Wingate saw the footage.
“No guest under our care is to receive any physical discipline,” Wingate told WSB-TV. “We just hope folks will understand one bad apple doesn’t mean that’s the whole crew. We care for the dogs as if they are our own.”
Thankfully, Ava was unharmed during the incident.
Brookhaven police are now searching for the former employee, Terrill Rayshon Baugh, who faces a cruelty to animals charge.
Anyone with information about Baugh’s whereabouts is asked to call Brookhaven police at 404-637-0600 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.