The owner of a grooming salon in Slidell, La., found herself cuffed and removed from her place of business following a police investigation into allegations of animal abuse.
According to Saturday's WDSU News, that investigation led to the arrest of 42-year-old Christina Stewart.
Witnesses to the alleged abuse have accused Stewart of slamming dogs into the grooming table, choking them with leashes and slapping the dogs around.
A would-be employee, who worked at the grooming facility for just a day, provided the authorities with damning information.
That individual accused Stewart of being particularly rough with an elderly dog who would not stand. According to the would-be employee, Stewart said:
Watch this. If they won’t stand, this is what I do.
The individual then provided a heart-wrenching recount of Stewart's next actions.
The senior dog was allegedly grabbed and slammed into the grooming table more than once. For some reason, another dog was then allegedly targeted by Stewart.
The informant told officials that another dog was slapped from the table and hanged from its leash.
The person who was considering working at the grooming facility left that day and never returned.
According to the police, Stewart denies any any acts of animal cruelty, instead, describing her actions as "discipline" for dogs who "refused to listen."
Click here to watch the news clip at WDSU News.
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