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Petsitter Charged with Animal Cruelty

Petsitter Charged with Animal Cruelty                                                                                                         Burlingame, California, August 2015

A Burlingame pet sitter who was videoed in late July jerking a dog up by the neck then slamming it on the ground and slapping it has been charged with animal cruelty…is out of jail after posting $10,000 bail.

The July video was also not the first one the organization received regarding Levac’s treatment of dogs in her care. Two other videos were received in May. In one, Delucchi said, it appeared Levac was stomping on a dog.

MWolf:  Research a dog sitter the same way you would a sitter for your child.

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Two Missouri Trainers Charged With Animal Abuse

Two Missouri Trainers Charged With Animal Abuse                                                                                         St. Peters, Missouri, July, 2015

Anthony Dean Lambert and Zachary Labath of Sit Means Sit face animal abuse charges for using shock collars in a way that caused pain to four dogs at a St. Peters dog training facility, according to authorities.

Lampert, 45, was charged with one count of animal abuse. Labath, 24, was charged with three counts. The charges are all misdemeanors.

According to court documents, Labath knowingly used a shock collar device “to cause pain and suffering” to two Labrador Retriever mixes…[and] …They also allege that Labath used a shock collar device to “unreasonably cause pain” to an Irish Setter.

The Sit Means Sit St. Louis website lists Tony Lampert as the owner and training director and Nick Labath as a trainer.

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