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Police called in after pet groomer “skinned elderly cat alive” — 8 Comments

  1. Looks like just a bit more than “skin irritation” to me. There are marks where the clippers dug into the skin. I hope Jamie wins a law suit!

  2. I just found out the groomer is suing this poor woman for defamation of charachter. Im a friend and her cat Luther passed away just 3 weeks after being groomed. Its so tragic.

  3. Tis why I will never leave the groomers when my cat is being groomed,I trust none of them and I have worked for 3 groomers and all abused the pets in their care,instead of the groomer being $ hungry the groomer should have turned down the job and referred Jamie to her vet so he could be put under then groomed.

  4. We do sanitary trims on Mercy our only fluffy cat with a scissors and great care. I used to body clip horses for winter riding and show and was warned not to use my regular clippers on a cat as they have very thin and flexible skin. Even in civil court they might only recover the cost of the trim and any vet bills. We continue to struggle to give animals real rights across the board. The quickest fix is to pass legislation allowing pet owners to recover on pets calling them living property. I call it kicking a hole in the wall to get things rolling.

  5. Absolutely no excuse to have sliced and diced this poor old cat’s skin to the point of bleeding cuts. I can only assume that this groomer did as she has always done with any cat despite the owner informing her of Luther’s age. The groomer must have been poorly trained to not have considered Luther’s skin to be as tissue paper. Therefore, I believe that the commercial business, as well as the groomer, are liable for damages and pain/suffering.

  6. All reasonable points, Michael. A groomer has the serious responsibility to be careful especially considering a job like this. I’ve shaved cats before and not only did I do it without any nicks whatsoever, the cats LIKED it. I just have a different attitude than most people I think. It goes back to my high school days; I’d always rather turn a project in late but well done, than on time and half-a$$ed. There’s no excuse for hurting this cat, or continuing to hurt him once she saw it was too difficult for her skill set. I think it’s actionable in civil court but she should be shamed appropriately. Lastly, I think you took a little liberty with the title of the article, Michael. When you say skinned alive, I expect you mean it. You scared me!

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