According to Friday's WFSB 3 News, multiple state inspections were failed by the dog grooming "spa" in Wilmington, N.C., where the now viral photo of a dog hanging from a ceiling, was taken.
Between the years of 2008 and 2011, Olga's Dog Spa failed six inspections conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
After the business stopped boarding dogs, the state inspections came to a stop.
Inspectors found various problems worthy of violations at the business, ranging from the discovery of dog feces to repairs which needed to be completed.
The dog spa recently came under fire after a former employee posted a photo of a dog hanging from the ceiling inside of the business. The business owner, Olga Glover Littleton, has stated that the dog, named "Vinnie," was not harmed in the so-called "stunt" because he was wearing a harness.
Littleton also alleges that the former employee, Tim Suggs, posted the photo, which was allegedly taken five years ago, to his Facebook page in order to draw negative attention to his former employer.
According to WWAY News, though Suggs is apparently the person who was behind the controversial incident, it is Olga Littleton, and her business, who are being targeted by angry animal advocates. The police are investigating the incident.
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