Man vacationing in Mexico sees video of worker kicking his pit bull at Ohio dog daycare

Posted at 5:40 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 07:19:16-05

Leo is a spunky one-and-a-half-year-old pit bull, rescued after being in an abusive environment.

His new owner Mike, who didn’t want his last name used, went to Mexico for vacation and trusted the people at Tails R Waggin Dog Daycare in Tallmadge, Ohio to care for his pet.

The daycare has video cameras so dog owners can remotely watch their dogs on the daycare's website.

While Mike was watching, what he saw made him furious.

Mike's sister Nancy is watching Leo until Mike gets home. Nancy said the video showed a worker pin Leo's head to the ground, kick the dog, drag him by his neck, then kick him again. 

“It’s heartbreaking seeing a dog being treated like that. You take your dog to these places and you think they’re going to take care of them and keep them safe and then they’re the ones who are hurting your dog,” Nancy said.

When Nancy picked up Leo Saturday after Mike saw the video, she says the daycare gave her a take-home sheet about Leo's day. 

“They gave me a paper stating that Leo had fun the whole time he was there. He had no timeouts. He had no problems with them. He was playing well with the other dogs,” Nancy said. 

Nancy says Tails R Waggin Dog Daycare told her that the employee in the video was fired, but Nancy said the same worker was seen on video Sunday still working at the daycare.     

As of Sunday, the daycare's website had been taken down.