King Hopkins Pet Hospital in Whitby said several staff were fired over a TikTok video posted of an injured cat they were caring for.
The video, which was share on Facebook, shows an individual holding the cat in front of the camera and making it “dance” by shaking it, while the cat has a cone around his neck and a bandage on his arm with an IV attached.
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“We apologize to those who have seen this extremely unacceptable video, and rest assured that appropriate action will be taken for those involved,” the pet hospital said. noted in a statement on Facebook on May 5.
Dr Black, the owner of the clinic, continued with another statement, writing: “I have fired those involved in the incident and will ensure that your trust is regained. These people are not the only ones paying the price. I am, and so am the rest of the hospital. “
“We did not know that this video was made and therefore published [on] social media, “she continued.” Rest assured that we continue to love and care for your animals in the best possible way. “
King Hopkins faced “a lot of backlash”
Pet Hospital Director Tyler Dooks said toronto sun that they have faced a flood of “disgusted” callers since the video was posted.
“People are calling to say they’re disgusted – and so are we,” Dooks said. “There has been a lot of backlash and some people are threatening.”
The outlet reports that three staff members were involved, one of whom had worked at the pet hospital for two years, the other two for a year.
“We respect and fully understand the outrage this has caused, and we want people to know that we are just as shocked and offended as the majority of the public,” Dooks told Northumberland News.