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A dog groomer recently made headlines after being found guilty of cruelty towards a small dog named Luffy during a grooming session. The incident, captured on CCTV footage, revealed disturbing behavior by the 31-year-old woman, including slapping, lifting the dog by his ears, throwing him down forcefully, and tightening a lead around his neck.

The woman was charged with an act of cruelty against the Maltese Shih tzu, Luffy, and convicted for her mistreatment. As a consequence, she was fined $2,500, required to pay $5,000 in costs, and had to complete an online grooming behavior course. Additionally, she lost her job at the business where the incident took place.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) emphasized the breach of trust involved in such actions, stressing that pet owners trust groomers to treat their dogs professionally and with care during grooming sessions. The RSPCA also highlighted that the maximum penalty for animal cruelty is a $50,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

The community is encouraged to report any suspected incidents of cruelty or neglect to the RSPCA by calling 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 358) or visiting It’s essential to ensure the safety and well-being of all animals in our care.


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Article Title: CCTV captures moment dog groomer acts cruelly towards dog
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