A Louisiana mom and daughter have been arrested and charged after allegedly abusing canines at their coaching facility.
Cypress Arrow Kennel & K9 Academy proprietor Tina Frey, 52, and her daughter Victoria Brimer, 21, face two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a Fb submit on Thursday.
The 2 have been arrested after officers have been alerted of a social media video displaying Frey placing a Cane Corso canine on the top with a driving crop. Detectives then opened an investigation and confirmed the validity of the video.
Police have been thus capable of set up “ample possible trigger that supported the unique criticism,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Each of the accused have been launched on $10,000 bond.
The sheriff’s workplace stated the investigation stays “very energetic and ongoing” and that the mom and daughter may face extra fees.
“I need to thank the general public for bearing with us whereas we performed an entire and thorough investigation into these allegations,” Sheriff Mark Wooden stated within the Fb submit. “
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“I might additionally wish to commend our Animal Management Part and our detectives of their investigation of this incident and to staying the course, following the proof the place it leads and never bending to stress of a fast arrest,” he continued. “We all the time take these animal complaints severely as we do all crimes, however we even have to analyze and ensure the alleged crime matches the regulation.”
Frey’s lawyer Brad Drell insists that his consumer is harmless, saying in an announcement to Folks journal, “I need to unequivocally state that Tina Frey has by no means damage or injured a canine in her care. She is a revered canine coach and is certified to coach different trainers.”
Drell stated Frey is an “professional” in coping with the Cane Corso breed.
“Weighing over 100 kilos, they’ve the potential to be very harmful to human beings if not educated property,” he stated, pointing to latest incidents by which the breed has attacked folks.
The lawyer, addressing the video depicting the alleged abuse, stated the clip of Frey “utilizing a squirt [a short whip] on” the canine named Fenixx “creates a misunderstanding that canines are being injured.
“Whereas the video is disturbing for a lot of to observe, what must be understood is that Fenixx on the time was attempting to chew by means of a leash, which might have allowed Fenixx to chunk both Ms. Frey or her daughter,” he stated.
The video reveals two girls every holding a leash and pulling in reverse instructions as one lady, who Dreel identifies as Frey, whips on the animal.
He stated Frey used a quirt to cease the canine from biting by means of the leash, and famous that the video reveals Frey and Fenixx’s proprietor utilizing the quirt on themselves and “experiencing no ache.”
“Whereas the quirt makes some noise, it’s versatile and never painful,” Drell stated. “Whereas I perceive that many individuals really feel, and a few fairly strongly, that using the quirt is just not what they’d do to right a canine, using the quirt is just not inhumane below the regulation. Fenixx was by no means injured, as is proven within the video.”