In pictures taken right after the accident, a bleary-eyed Scott appears to be traumatized, while sticking out what's left of his little tongue.
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Dog haircuts can go wrong sometimes, but this particular one is heart-wrenching. When a pup was taken to a pet salon in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the groomer accidentally cut off the tip his tongue while giving him a haircut. The pooch named Scott left the place "weeping in pain" following the agonizing accident that took place last year in November, according to The Sun. On November 11, Scott arrived in the shop situated in the municipality of Quata. At some point during the trim, the pup began squirming and that's when the groomer sliced off a chunk of his tongue by mistake. Understandably, the owner was left enraged following the incident and she took to Facebook to express her wrath.
Pet groomer cuts off dog’s tongue when he squirmed during haircut https://t.co/05NUL4dRM4— The Sun (@TheSun) November 13, 2020
Today we took him for a trim, and when I went to pick him up, this is what I came across, wrote Scott's owner Vanda Souza, according to the Daily Star. They cut his tongue. My heart can't take all this sadness. I even paid for this because they charged me. Unbelievable! He was always a happy dog. Today my dog's eyes are weeping from pain and fear. He still hasn't eaten or even drunk. Take care of your animals. Take them to whoever does their job lovingly. My Scott, my boy, my four-legged son, I want justice.
In pictures taken right after the accident, a bleary-eyed Scott appears to be traumatized, while sticking out what's left of his little tongue. Although the identity of the pet salon owner was not revealed, it was reported by local media that they were very upset about the events that had transpired that day. When the news about the pooch's anguish reached social media, it immediately went viral with netizens condemning the recklessness of the groomer.
Poor puppy has tongue cut off by groomer after squirming during haircut— Daily Star (@dailystar) November 13, 2020
Unfortunately, this is not the first time pet grooming salons have been called out for their poor treatment of their animal customers. Back in 2018, a distressing clip surfaced where a PetSmart worker was seen yanking at a Shih Tzu as she clipped and combed her fur, reports The Sun. 22-year-old Brooke Vowers had dropped off her pet Luna for four hours of pampering at the store in Katy, Texas. She was charged $42.45 for the service and was told that Luna had been a "sweetie" while picking her up.
Vowers would have remained oblivious to the horrific treatment if it wasn't for her fellow customer Terah Leder. "She said she had been waiting for me because she had witnessed the groomer mistreating my dog terribly," recalled Brooke. "I was in shock and thanked her for the info. I got in my car and called the groomer asking about this. She said Luna was 'biting her' and needed extra force and she thought the girl misunderstood how dog grooming was. She explained how she loved dogs and had been doing this for ten years and apologised. I told her thank you and that it must have been a misunderstanding, but I just wanted to make sure everything was okay," she added.
However, after watching the clip sent by Leder, Vowers was left distressed as the groomer could be clearly seen hitting and yanking at her beloved pooch. "I felt very betrayed that I trusted her with my dog and paid for a service. I think she should never be allowed to work with pets again and no one else should go through this," she said. Vowers also revealed how this ghastly treatment impacted Luna. "Luna is OK, she's just scared. She has been acting timid ever since and she hid under the bed today, which she never does," she explained.
When will y’all stop taking your dogs to PetSmart??? I would have went to jail if I found out a groomer almost cut my dog’s tongue off. https://t.co/GiQcT7Kcj5— Caroline (@carolineewinter) August 14, 2018
PetSmart later confirmed that the groomer had been fired from their position. "This treatment is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The associate is no longer with PetSmart," they said. But Brooke suggested that cameras should be installed in these grooming rooms to avoid such heartless treatment of other dogs in future.