After a video comes out, Tina Frey, who owns a kennel in Louisiana, and her daughter are both arrested for animal cruelty.
A mother and daughter from Louisiana were arrested and charged after it was said that they mistreated dogs at their training center.
Tina Frey, 52, and Victoria Brimer, 21, who own Cypress Arrow Kennel & K9 Academy, were charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a post on Facebook on Thursday.
The two were arrested after a social media video of Frey hitting a Cane Corso dog on the head with a riding crop was shown to the police. Then, the police started an investigation and confirmed that the video was real.
So, the sheriff’s office said, police were able to find “sufficient probable cause that supported the original complaint.”
Both of the suspects were freed after paying a $10,000 bond.
The sheriff’s office said that the investigation is still “very active and ongoing” and that the mother and daughter could face more charges.
Sheriff Mark Wood said in the Facebook post, “I want to thank the public for being patient while we looked into these claims in a full and thorough way.” “I would also like to thank our Animal Control Section and our detectives for their work in looking into this incident and for not giving in to pressure to make an arrest quickly. “These animal complaints are always taken seriously, just like any other crime, but we also have to look into them to make sure the alleged crime is against the law.”
Frey’s lawyer, Brad Drell, says in a statement to People magazine that his client is innocent: “I want to make it clear that Tina Frey has never hurt or injured a dog in her care. She is a well-known dog trainer who can teach other trainers.
Drell said that Frey is a “expert” when it comes to Cane Corsos.
“At over 100 pounds, they can be very dangerous to people if they aren’t trained,” he said, pointing out that this breed has attacked people in the past.
The lawyer said that the part of the video showing Frey hitting Fenixx with a “squirt,” which is a short whip, gives a false impression that dogs are being hurt.
“Many people find the video upsetting, but it’s important to know that Fenixx was trying to chew through a leash at the time, which would have let him bite either Ms. Frey or her daughter,” he said.
In the video, there are two women holding leashes and pulling in opposite directions while a third woman, who Dreel says is Frey, whips the animal.
He said that Frey used a quirt to stop the dog from biting through the leash. He also said that the video shows Frey and Fenixx’s owner using the quirt on themselves and “not feeling any pain.”
“The quirt is flexible and doesn’t hurt, but it does make some noise,” Drell said. “I know that many people feel, and some feel very strongly, that using a quirt to correct a dog is not what they would do, but using a quirt is not against the law. As the video shows, Fenixx was not hurt in any way.