Last Updated on June 24, 2023 by Fumipets
Heartbreaking Tragedy: Pet Dog Luma Perishes in Shocking Pet Shop Incident in Goiânia
Pet Shop Horror Revealed in Shocking CCTV Footage
Josineuma Dantas, a 41-year-old pet owner from Goiânia, tragically lost her beloved Shih Tzu, Luma, in a horrifying incident that occurred in a local pet shop. Surveillance video unveiled a distressing scene: an employee, later identified as Laurice Damasceno, was seen aggressively handling Luma during a routine grooming session, involving punches, shoves, and even choking.
Luma’s demise shocked pet owners worldwide and raised alarming questions about pet care standards and staff training in pet care facilities. The poignant outcry of Josineuma, “Luma was a light, a blessing in our family, and I want justice,” echoes the sentiment of pet lovers everywhere.
The Heartbreaking Sequence of Events
Luma, who was about to celebrate her third birthday in August, received immediate veterinary attention after the incident. Unfortunately, despite the quick medical response, Luma succumbed to her injuries and passed away the next day.
The chilling footage from the pet shop also caught another employee, Tatiana Fragoso, present in the room during Luma’s ordeal. Attempts to contact the employees for comments remained unanswered at the time of this report. In response to the tragedy, N Pet’s, the pet shop, confirmed that all involved service providers are no longer associated with the company.
Pet Shop’s Response and Further Investigations
In a public statement, N Pet’s expressed their “repudiation of the episode that occurred with Luma,” citing non-compliance with their policies regarding the “zeal and respect for the health and physical integrity of animals.” They also extended their solidarity towards Josineuma and pledged to take all legal measures to ensure the culpable party is held accountable.
The incident took place on a Saturday morning when Josineuma received a call from the pet shop regarding Luma’s ‘accident’. Upon reaching the veterinary clinic, she found Luma in a state of paralysis, unable to move or even bark. Despite showing initial signs of recovery, Luma’s condition deteriorated and she tragically passed away on Sunday night.
Unraveling the Truth and Seeking Justice for Luma
Seeking answers, Josineuma requested the CCTV footage from the pet shop. It was then that the brutal reality of the incident came to light, shocking Josineuma and pet lovers alike.
This heartbreaking incident is currently under investigation by the Civil Police of Goiás (PCGO), who are analyzing the security camera footage and conducting a necropsy to confirm Luma’s cause of death.
As pet lovers mourn the tragic loss of Luma, this incident brings a stern reminder for pet care businesses worldwide: the well-being and safety of pets is paramount and non-negotiable. The case calls for increased regulation, stringent employee training, and robust monitoring mechanisms in pet care facilities.
For pet owners, it is crucial to scrutinize the standards of care and safety measures in place at your chosen pet services provider. To prevent such tragic incidents, it’s essential to stay informed about your pet’s treatment and well-being.