Home Depot contractor beat deaf and blind puppy, Alabama woman claims
A Jasper, Alabama woman says she's in disbelief after a third-party Home Depot contractor beat her blind and deaf puppy while on the job at her home.
Brasfield says two men from NonstopDelivery, a third party contractor for Home Depot, came to her house to pick up an incorrect order Home Depot had shipped to her. To get it, they had to go to the back of the home where her recently-adopted puppy Lola is kept in an enclosed space.
Brasfield says her friend Jerry helped show the worker to the back, telling him that Lola is deaf and blind. Nevertheless, the man felt threatened. She says Jerry tried to keep him from the dog, but he couldn’t get to her in time. It appeared that the man was pushing Lola away, but Brasfield says the interaction didn't stop there. She and Jerry watched in shock as he kicked the dog repeatedly, she says.
“She just didn’t know what in the world was going on. She’s never been hit like that. If I’m anywhere around, she never will be [hit] again either," says Brasfield.
Lola doesn't appear to have any serious injuries, but her owner wants answers as to why the contractor treated her dog in this manner. She says she doesn’t understand why someone that scared of dogs is working for a home delivery company. The company apologized to her, claiming the worker was truly afraid.
ABC 33/40's Andrew Donley has spoken with Home Depot representatives, who say they received an initial report that the dog bit the delivery man, but ABC 33/40 has not received any official report of that incident.
"We're investigating this accusation with our third-party delivery company, and if it's true, we will certainly address it with them. We would never condone such a thing," Home Depot said in a statement.
NonstopDelivery tells ABC 33/40 they plan to make a donation on behalf of Lola to the charity of Debbie’s choice.