From the Culpeper, VA Star Exponent comes this piece of news:
Five Virginia Department of Corrections officers have been charged with animal cruelty involving the fondling of a K-9 dog and videotaping the two incidents.
All five officers were training at the Academy for Staff Development in Goochland County to become K-9 handlers. They were charged across the James River in Powhatan County where the kennel is located, at the Powhatan Correctional Center…
“Essentially, he was touching the dog’s penis with his hand,“ Beasley said. “The others were there filming it. That’s actually how we learned of it — there’s a video.”
Two observations come to mind:
- “Woof!” mean NO, people!
- It’s only cruelty if you stop fondling before the dog finishes.
Thank God I only trained retrievers professionally. The only reward they needed was another retrieve, not a hand job and pillow talk afterward.