You know we have a soft spot for pooches at Turtleboy, so this video that went viral over the weekend, showing a dog at Holliston Meadows Pet Resort being forced to walk up an inclined treadmill before being kicked and whipped around by the neck, really got me peeved.
The poor thing could barely breathe, couldn’t keep up with the treadmill’s speed, and the leash on its neck was attached to the front of the treadmill. It kept trying to jump off the side of the treadmill but couldn’t.
It was like watching a dog lynching. There’s absolutely no purpose for this whatsoever.
Then this lowlife skag kicks the poor thing for no reason.
Before grabbing it by the neck and whipping it around .
The video was taken two years ago and was just released on Friday, possibly by a disgruntled employee who gutlessly held onto it for that long. Holliston Meadows advertises itself as “Metro-West Boston’s Premier Pet Boarding” on their website.
But I guess they forgot to show the images of this woman kicking the shit out the dogs they take in and sell.
According to multiple sources who have contacted us the woman in the video is Cheryl Rochleau, a long time employee who was featured in a 2007 story about Holliston Meadows after eight puppies they sold died from parvovirus.
With a haircut like that the only job you should be eligible for is school lunch lady. FACKS.
According to the Metrowest Daily News state inspectors found violations, before the dogs died, for cleanliness of food and water dishes, and they were not allowed to sell or receive dogs for a while.
Then the next year they got sued by a woman whose completely deaf and vision impaired poodle was mauled to death by another dog there. Shortly after that the Department of Agriculture took them off their list of approved animal shelters, because they were not abiding by the conditions they were given the previous year after 8 dogs died.
Holliston Meadows is owned by Rodney Poling. According to people who have reached out to us about him they have good things to say about him, and that his intentions were to bring dogs from high kill shelters in the south and sell them to good homes in the Metrowest. He’s a well liked guy, but apparently is absent minded and hired this woman who likes to beat, kick, choke, and abuse dogs. Either way, the dude is the captain of the ship and he’s obviously doing a shitty job preventing horrific things from going on behind the scenes at his facility. There’s no way in hell this is the first or only time this woman has abused dogs at the facility.
The Holliston Police issued a press release stating that an investigation into the trainer for animal cruelty has begun.
Over the weekend both Cheryl Rochleau and Holliston Meadows took down their Facebook pages because dog people don’t fuck around with your bullshit. WHDH wrote a story about it but has taken it down without any explanation.
If Cheryl the dog abuser or anyone else from Holliston Meadows (who works there now, or who has worked there or bought or brought a dog there in the past) wants to fill us in on more details then please email the bossman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then all we have to go on is the video, which makes Cheryl look like the trashbag that she probably is.
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