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Boca Raton, Florida dog grooming business owner charged with animal cruelty


Disclaimer: Some viewers may find the above video disturbing. A Boca Raton dog grooming business owner is facing animal cruelty charges after investigators say he punched several dogs in his care and violently pulled their hair. Plinio Roberto De Camargo Jr., 47, the owner of American Dog Pet Grooming, was arrested last Friday and released the next day. He is charged with two counts of animal cruelty, as he “intentionally tormented two dogs in his charge by hitting and kicking the dogs repeatedly, while pulling their hair in a cruel and inhumane manner” . Click here for the full arrest report. American Dog Pet Grooming is still open. The owner was not in business on Wednesday and employees at the place say they have no comment and the owner has no comment. The arrest report says an employee alerted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to the possible animal abuse. The report says the employee filmed five videos of the alleged abuse, passing them on to investigators. However, the employee also said she had been with the company since August and had seen Camargo hit dogs on several occasions, sometimes with brushes and other grooming items. She says he also twisted their legs and limbs and pulled their hair. The employee says the dogs were crying, yelping and shaking in fear. later died at the vet. However, investigators say there was not enough evidence to investigate further and the case was dropped. The employee also told investigators that the co-owner would cover Camargo, telling owners of abused dogs that the animal was “stressed and struggling to get groomed” and that they should “keep an eye on their dog and the ‘take them home’. veterinarian.” The employee who brought this evidence to deputies is not sure of the identity of the owners of the abused dogs. Camargo could face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 for each of his two charges of animal cruelty to receive personalized newsletters and alerts from WPBF 25 News

Disclaimer: Some viewers may find the above video disturbing.

A Boca Raton dog grooming business owner is facing animal cruelty charges after investigators say he punched several dogs in his care and violently pulled their hair.

Plinio Roberto De Camargo Jr., 47, owner of American Dog Pet Grooming, was arrested last Friday and released the next day. He is charged with two counts of animal cruelty because he “intentionally tormented two dogs in his charge by hitting and kicking the dogs repeatedly, while pulling their hair in a cruel manner and inhuman”.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Plinio Roberto de Camargo, Jr. charged with two counts of first-degree animal cruelty

Click here for the full arrest report.

American Dog Pet Grooming is always open. The owner was not in business on Wednesday and employees at the place say they have no comment and the owner has no comment.

The arrest report says an employee alerted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to the possible animal abuse. The report says the employee filmed five videos of the alleged abuse, passing them on to investigators.

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The videos showed a groomer beating the dogs and pulling their hair, later identified as Camargo. However, the employee also said she had been with the company since August and had seen Camargo hit dogs on several occasions, sometimes with brushes and other grooming items. She says he also twisted their legs and limbs and pulled their hair.

The employee says the dogs were screaming, yelping and shaking in fear.

In May, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control was notified that a dog had been abused at the business and later died at the vet. However, investigators say there was not enough evidence to investigate further and the case was dropped.

The employee also told investigators that the co-owner would cover Camargo, telling owners of abused dogs that the animal was “stressed and struggling to get groomed” and that they should “keep an eye on their dog and the ‘take them home’. veterinary.”

The employee who brought this evidence to the deputies is not sure of the identity of the owners of the abused dogs.

Camargo could face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 for each of his two animal cruelty charges.

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