A shocking video has emerged showing a worker at a dog boutique grabbing a distressed pooch by the neck and hurling the animal to the floor, provoking outraged reactions.
The incident at the Bark N’ Bitches Dog Boutique in Los Angeles was caught on camera by Twitch live streamer RipRoyce, who was visiting the popular shop to meet rescue dogs up for adoption.
The video shows a female employee at the shop grab a dog by the scruff of the neck and violently hurl the poor pooch to the ground with a sickening thud.
Horrified onlookers in the shop rush to check on the dog, who cowers under a table and refuses to come out.
In a video statement, shop owner Shannon von Roemer called the incident ‘horrific’ and ‘intolerable’.
‘We’ve been in business for 14 years, and I want to assure you that this is a first,’ von Roemer said. ‘We will make sure that this doesn’t happen again.
She said that the employee who hurled the dog was no longer employed at the shop.
‘The dog is actually doing fine, and did go to the vet,’ von Roemer said. She said that a checkup revealed that the dog had no physical injuries from the incident.