Video of Williamsburg groomer abusing client’s dog goes viral on social media

Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 19, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.  - A video of a Williamsburg groomer roughly handling a client's dog has been viewed on social media nearly 60,000 times in only a matter of days.

According to Williamsburg Police, in May, a former employee of "The Fuzzy Butt Stops Here" groomer recorded the business's owner, Mironda Henning, roughly handling a dog while grooming it.

Court documents say Henning jerked and flipped around a white cockapoo named Gidget. Henning was arrested in July and charged with animal cruelty. In August, she was found guilty and charged with a misdemeanor. She was forced to pay a $1,000 fine. Many who have viewed the video, say they don't think the punishment is harsh enough, so they are taking matters into their own hands.

On Tuesday, a group of people say they will plan to protest outside of the business on Strawberry Plains Road.

At the groomer on Monday, workers told News 3 Henning no longer works at the business, but would not say anything else about her. It is unclear if Henning is still an owner of  "The Fuzzy Butt Stops Here".

Continuing coverage: Protesters gather outside Williamsburg groomers following animal cruelty charges