SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. — A groomer who was arrested after allegedly severely injuring a service dog in his care is formally charged with felony animal cruelty.
- James Suthann accused of breaking the tail of a service dog
- The do had to undergo emergency surgery to have it amputated
- Suthann faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted
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James Suthann was arrested in February. Deputies say he was caught on video breaking the tail of 8-year-old TT in anger because the dog wouldn't stand still.
TT had to undergo emergency surgery to have the tail amputated.
Suthann had posted bond after he was arrested, and is currently not in police custody.
Suthann was a contract employee for Groomingdale's. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said the owner of the business, which had just bought the place from the previous owners, was cooperating full with investigators.