Waterville Business Targeted by Alleged Animal Abuse 

Five year old Koda has a dislocated hip. Owner, Karen Sachar says her dog suffered the injury at “A Doggy Doo Pet Care Center” in Waterville where she was left to be groomed. “She cried the whole way home. She was standing like she is now and crying. I brought her into my house and showed her to my husband. He’s like Karen she’s shaking, something’s wrong, call the groomer and find out what happened,” Sachar says. According to Sachar she has tried to contact the owner, but hasn’t been taken seriously by her. Lisa Carl opened “A Doggy Doo” last December and employs six people. Carl says, “Employees are always my weakest part, it’s because I’m new to the area and I don’t know a lot of these individuals.” However, Carl denies any abuse happening at her shop. When TV5 asked her if there was any possibility that something happened to Koda while she was being groomed Carl said, “Absolutely not.”Several complaints, including Sachar’s are being investigated by state officials. Norma Worley heads up the animal welfare program. “I think there is a basic trust when a person brings their dog or cat to any boarding kennel or shop that its going to be treated well and when people tell me that’s not happening I’m very concerned,” Worley told TV5. The investigation is expected to last at least a month and state officials say all parties are cooperating.As for picking the right place to do business Worley suggests contacting the better business bureau or contacting the town it’s located in to see if there have been complaints.”