This story is a shocking case of animal cruelty – all thanks to a spiteful and extremely hot-tempered 22-year-old who took his anger out on his very own faithful canine client. Mind you, the dog did not attack him at all despite the way he treated it. Ironically, the accused is a dog groomer.

22-year-old dog groomer, Lucas Van Orden V, was originally sentenced to two years of probation – only after he pleaded guilty. He kicked Jasper, a canine residing at the Creature Comfort Vet centre in Iowa during a grooming session – resulting in many broken ribs, a pair of badly-bruised lungs as well as subcutaneous emphysema. Jasper was in intensive care for several days& the poor little creature nearly lost it’s life due to the viscous beating.

Thankfully, Jasper has recovered from his injuries and is now doing well at a foster home where he will be properly cared for. Meanwhile, Lucas has lost his job, and is said to be extremely ‘guilty’ of what he did. Today, Lucas still walks free and has served no prison time at all for this horrific treatment of a much loved family pet.

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