James Cordell Doughty Suthann from Brevard County, Florida is a 37-year-old man who has been arrested under the charge of animal cruelty. He was caught to have broken a dog’s tail for the simple reason that was she ‘wouldn’t stand still’ while he attempted to groom her.
A surveillance camera caught the entire act inside Groomingdales Pet Spa in Satellite Beach where Suthann worked under a contract.
We wish this was an accident. But the actions leading up to the doggie breaking her tail is painful to watch. Before grabbing her and lifting her up by the tail, Suthann is also seen holding down the dog’s head violently to stop her from moving. When her tail twists to 360 degrees, that’s when she breaks it.
But even then, Suthann continues his heartless abuse. As the dog lies in pain with her broken, almost ripped, tail, he hits her in the back of her head with a hose used to bathe other dogs.
“The video is so graphic that I will not post it on Facebook, but trust me when I tell you that it is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to watch in my 39 years of Law Enforcement because of the horrific and cruel way the pet was treated,” said the Brevard County’s Sheriff Wayne Ivey on Facebook.
The abused dog in the video is TT, an eight-year-old German Shepherd who is also a service dog for a disabled veteran suffering from PTSD.
TT was immediately taken to the hospital. It was there that she had to get emergency surgery to amputate her tail. Even though she is now recovering, she’s still traumatized by the incident.
“Unfortunately, the maximum bond that could be placed on Suthann was $2,000, because they don’t let me personally set the bond amounts for criminals like this guy!!” Sheriff continued.
According to him, the owner of the shop wasn’t aware of all these heinous acts going on. Following this harrowing incident, they have immediately terminated Suthann’s contract.
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