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Conn. owner of pet abused speaks out

The operator of Scout, a black Labrador Retriever stated his pet allegedly experienced multiple accidents from remaining abused at the instruction facility.

WATERTOWN, Conn. — An Oakville male spoke out Friday on the alleged abuse his canine experienced at Black Rock Canines in Naugatuck. 

Up to this working day, he stated his puppy is nevertheless recovering from the trauma. 

He shared with FOX61 disturbing photos of his dog’s injuries from previous calendar year. 

Scout, who was a 1-12 months-previous dog past 12 months, was brought to Black Rock Canines to be skilled.

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“Definitely loving and pleasant. She’s a excellent, wonderful companion,” mentioned Nick Perugini of Oakville.

Perugini acquired Scout at just eight weeks old at the facility. When she turned one particular, Perugini enrolled her in the facility’s schooling system.

Scout was there for 20 days and from time to time, Perugini would go to the facility to be a part of in on the instruction but quickly, there were being pink flags. 

“Initial time, they did not even know why the dog was there and so I was stunned. Then, both of those occasions I observed that she experienced sores on her entire body and I seen a minimal bit of pounds decline,” extra Perugini. 

David Rivera Junior, the owner of Black Rock Canines allegedly told Perugini the marks on Scout’s system were being ordinary. 

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Just just lately, Rivera Junior was arrested and billed for the alleged abuse occurring at the facility and the possession of illegal firearms and explosives. 

Two other people today were being also arrested and billed. 

“He just seemed like he failed to care and when I went to decide on Scout up, David was under no circumstances there the complete time,” added Perugini. 

However, he stated the second time he paid out Scout a check out, he knew some thing was wrong and straight away rushed her to an animal clinic. 

“Sores on all of her elbows and ankles, her paw was bloodied, her throat had melt away marks from in which the e-collar was on and it was swollen like a baseball and she also experienced two ear bacterial infections,” added Perugini. 

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Perugini reported he experienced compensated Rivera Junior $2,500 for Scout to be trained. 

When he identified out what was really happening, he questioned Rivera Junior for the money back again. 

“I was able to be reimbursed. He failed to want to but he reimbursed me and then he was intended to pay back for the clinical expenses as properly and when I questioned him to spend for the professional medical payments, he identified out I went to the police, and he preferred me to sign an NDA,” extra Perugini. 

Perugini refused to indication the non-disclosure agreement. 

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1 yr later, Scout has healed from her bodily injuries but has experienced from a really serious situation of separation panic given that then. 

Relocating ahead, Scout will be qualified by a family close friend, another person who utilized to educate dogs and they reported they will educate Scout at no charge.

Carmen Chau is an anchor and reporter at FOX61 News. She can be arrived at at [email protected]. Observe her on Facebook and Twitter.

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