A Sault Ste. Marie woman is furious with the actions of a local house appraiser after he purposely kicked her small dog in the head while conducting his work.
Mara Parr tells SaultOnline.com that an appraiser was hired by the CIBC bank to come to her mother-in-laws home earlier this week. Parr is living there with her two dogs. The appraiser in question is not an employee of the bank.
Parr tells SaultOnline.com the appraiser entered the home and began to do his job. He started looking around the home beginning in the kitchen area where the two dogs, a basset hound and a Yorkie / Chihuahua mix started to bark at the unknown man. The smaller dog went up to the man and started sniffing him as all dogs usually do when meeting a stranger. It was then that the man kicked the small dog in the head and the dog went flying 4 feet in the air.
It was witnessed by Parr – who was shocked at the incident. The appraiser then went on with his business as if nothing had happened. The dog, not seriously hurt was whining for several hours afterwards and was traumatized .
Parr said she didn’t have words with the man because she was upset and shocked. It wasn’t until after the man left that she called the OPP to report the incident.
“It’s not animal cruelty” OPP told her over the phone, said Parr. Parr has since reported the same incident to the local SPCA who in turn told her that it was indeed considered animal cruelty and have commenced an investigation into the matter. The name of the appraiser and the firm for which he works has not been made public pending the investigation.
Parr who posted the story on Facebook has since heard of similar occurrences by the same appraiser said Parr.
Parr understands that some people don’t like dogs but at no point did the man ask the dogs to be removed. “He just kicked the small dog to shut him up, well dogs bark it’s what they do”
Parr said “the man didn’t apologize or was remorseful or anything”.