Buxton pet groomer defends actions after customer complaint


S BEING ATTACKED AND IS FIGHTING FOR HER REPUTATION. WMTW NEWS 8’S JIM KEITHLEY HAS THE STORY. REPORTER: “BEFORE.” AND “AFTER.”>>SKINNED-ALIVE BASICALLY. REPORTER: JAMIE MAIETTA SAYS SHE WAS MORTIFIED AFTER SHE GOT A GOOD LOOK AT HER 12-YEAR-OLD CAT LUTHER AFTER A TRIP TO THE GROOMERS.>>I TOOK HIM OUT AND I STARTED CRYING. HE WAS ALL BLOODY. HE’S BACK HIND LEGS LOOKED LIKE THEY’D BEEN ATTACKED. REPORTER: MAIETTA BROUGHT LUTHER HERE TO THE FINE FELINE GROOMIN SALON IN BUXTON, OWNER KELLY WEYMOUTH SAYS LUTHER WAS IN BAD SHAPE WHEN HE WAS BROUGHT IN>>HE LOOKS LIKE HE WENT THROUGH WHAT HE WENT THROUGH, WHICH WAS ME TRYING MY BEST TO GENTLY REMOVE THOSE MATTS. REPORTER: THE FUR MATTED SO TIGHTLY IT WAS HARD FOR WEYUTH TO SHAVE THEM OUT.>>I TOLD HER BEFOREHAND THAT THIS WOULD BE IRRITATINTO HIS SKIN, BUT THAT YES, I COULD DO THIS. REPORTER: AND THIS WHAT LUTHER GROOMING SESSION. WEYMOUTH IS DEFENDING THE JOB SHE DID, SAYING SHE INFORMED MAIETTA OF THE RISKS.>>HIS SKIN THOUGH IS THAT A 90-YEAR-OLD PERSON. ANYONE IN THE MEDIC FIELD KNOWS IF YOU PUT TAPE ON AN ELDERLY PERSON’S SKIN AND TAKE IT OFF, THAT’S ENOUGH TO RIP AND TEAR SKIN. HIS HIS SKIN WAS THE SAME IF NOT WORSE, THAT KIND OF A CONDITION AND TO TAKE MATTS OFF FROM THAT , IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT CAUSING SOME TYPE OF IRRITATIO REPORTER: MAEITTA POSTED PICTURES OF HER CAT’S HAIRCUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WEYMOUTH SAYS S’S BEING ATTACKED, UNNECESSARILY.>>YES, THEY ARE OVERREACTING. BECAUSE THIS IS AS SEVERE OR ABOUT THE WORST I HAVE SEEN. HE WILL GET BETTER, YES.>>I JUST DON’T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANOTHER CAT AGAIN AND IF SHE WASN’T ABLE TO DO THE JOB, THEN SHE SHOULD HAVE CALLE ME. REPORTER: THE GOOD NEWS LUTHER , IS UP AND RUNNING AROUND. MAIETTA SAYS SHE’S GOING TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE BUXTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. MEANWHILE THE GROOMER SAYS SHE , WILL SPEAK WITH POLICE, ANIMAL

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