- Ohio, Butler County, USA -
Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports that on June 20, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Wardens received information that Ms. Tina Brady had taken her 13-year-old female Yorkshire terrier, named Lacey, to a groomer that had branched out on her own after the groomers she was employed with had shut down due to COVID-19.
According to the Sheriff’s Office release, Ms. Brady said that after the grooming appointment, the groomer dropped Lacey off at home.
Ms. Brady noticed that Lacey was whimpering, falling over, and unable to walk, holding her head towards the ground.
The furbaby was then taken to MedVet for emergency care.
An examination revealed that Lacey suffered blunt force trauma to her tiny head, bruising around the neck and shoulders, and seven broken ribs causing lung contusions.
Ms. Brady decided to euthanize her furbaby due to the extent of injuries.
The investigation conducted by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Wardens, determined that groomer 51-year-old ANDRA EDISON, of Madison Township, conducted a (Dominance/Submission Hold) holding Lacey down with full body weight on the metal grooming table.
According to the veterinarian at MedVet, this may have been the cause of the broken ribs and contusions.
While the bruising on the neck was most likely from the chain or leash used by EDISON to hold Lacey still.
ANDRA EDISON is now facing cruelty to a companion animal charges.