YouTuber Brooke Houts still has custody of her Doberman that she allegedly abused on camera.
Law enforcement is currently conducting an investigation into the matter, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force has determined her dog is not in immediate danger.
unCrazed reported that she was accused by online viewers of abusing her dog Sphinx after she accidently uploaded the video. The dog hasn’t been removed from the home, but this could change pending the investigation.
Brooke did issue an apology and claims she isn’t a dog abuser — further saying a one on one dog trainer is too expensive to hire at the moment.
She said, “To everyone who has been commenting on my social media as of recently. Anything I said isn’t going to make those who believe I’m a bad person stop believing that, and I’m aware of this. I apologise to anyone who has been affected negatively by the footage.
First off, I want to address the uncut footage. On the day in particular that the video was filmed, and actually this past week, things in my outside life have been less than exceptional.
I am not going to play the “victim card” or anything of that sort, but I do want to point out that I am rarely as upset as what was shown in the footage. The bubbly, happy-go-lucky Brooke that you often see in my videos is typically an accurate representation of me, but it’s obvious that I’m playing up my mood in this video when I’m clearly actually frustrated.
That being said, this does NOT justify me yelling at my dog in the way that I did, and I’m fully aware of that. Should I have gotten as angry as I did in the video? No. Should I have raised my voice and yellow at him? No. However, when my 75 lb. Doberman is jumping up in my face with his mouth open, I do, as a dog parent, have to show him that this behaviour is unacceptable.”
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