Pet Store Employee Fired After Video Shows Puppies Being Roughly Thrown Into Cage

WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS.

A video taken in a Colorado Springs pet store went viral after a woman posted it to Facebook, causing an uproar from angry and disgusted people all over the country.

The video shows a Pet City employee roughly tossing puppies back in their cage several times. As the puppies tried to get through the door, the employee then slammed the door repeatedly on them, leaving them confused and possibly in pain.

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The pet store took swift action, immediately firing the employee who mistreated the puppies.

Pet City has also since responded to the incident on their Facebook page:

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“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Pet City is wholeheartedly committed to the care and well being of our pets. We found this behavior unacceptable and the employee has been terminated.”

“Puppies are currently undergoing full physicals with a licensed veterinarian and we will update their status as soon as we have a full report. We are conducting a mandatory team meeting to review proper handling and care instructions of our animals. Again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.”

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