MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A dog groomer faces charges after a four-pound Yorkshire Terrier suffered blunt force trauma to the head, bruising around the neck and shoulders and seven broken ribs under her care, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
The Butler County Dog Wardens determined that the groomer, 51-year-old Andra Edison, held the 13-year-old dog down with full body weight on a metal grooming table, according to a release. That may have been the cause of the broken ribs and contusions, according to a MedVet veterinarian who examined the dog. The bruising on the neck was most likely from the chain or leash used by the groomer to hold the tiny dog still.
The owner had her pet euthanized due to the severe injuries.
Edison is charged with cruelty to a companion animal (M2).
Edison had started grooming out of her house after the groomers she was employed with had shut down due to COVID-19, the release said.
“It’s scary to think you drop your dog off to be groomed and she comes back in such a condition you have to have her euthanized,” Sheriff Richard K. Jones said in a statement.
“That’s when we step in to make sure the person responsible faces a judge.”