Kennel worker fired after video allegedly shows him kneeing dog in throat

A kennel worker in metro Atlanta lost his job after he was allegedly caught on surveillance camera abusing a dog.
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A kennel worker in metro Atlanta lost his job after he was allegedly caught on surveillance camera abusing a dog.

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A Georgia kennel worker is out of a job after web camera video allegedly caught him abusing a dog at a facility in DeKalb County.

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Rachel Mundy dropped her dog Ava off at Bark and Board in Brookhaven on Thursday so she could head out of town for the weekend, WSB-TV reported.

However, when she checked the online webcam before leaving work, she told the news station she was shocked to see the worker jam his knee into Ava’s throat, knocking the animal’s head into a wall.

“I was like, ‘This is going too far. This is not OK,’” Munday said. “I had to leave work to go pick her up because I couldn’t leave her there for the whole weekend to be treated like that.”

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She decided to post the video on Facebook, which caught the eye of the employee’s bosses, according to WSB.

Stewart Wingate, co-owner of Bark and Board, told the news station the employee had never displayed aggression toward an animal before this incident, and he was immediately fired.

“No guest under our care is to receive any physical discipline,” Wingate said. “That is not appropriate — never had been and never will be at all.”

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Wingate went a step further and said he is complying with a Brookhaven police investigation into the employee for possible animal abuse.