Carlin Bates Under Fire, Is She Abusing Her Dog?!

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Carlin Bates is under heavy fire on Instagram right now as fans think she might be abusing her dog. What’s going on that has Bringing Up Bates fans in attack mode? Keep reading, we’ll explain.

Fans grow concerned for the welfare of Carlin Bates’ dog

Carlin Bates and her husband Evan Stewart are currently under heavy fire as Instagram accuses them of abusing their dog. It was just 22 weeks ago that Carlin took to Instagram to show off their new addition to the family. Her name was Izzy and Bringing Up Bates fans agreed she was absolutely adorable.

As we previously reported, Izzy got a fresh haircut about a week ago that left their daughter Layla feeling extremely confused. Carlin revealed it took Layla a while to realize it was still her dog Izzy underneath the fresh cut.

Bringing Up Bates fans have loved seeing the sweet photos of Izzy enjoying life with her new family. But, now there is serious concern over whether Carlin and her husband Evan should even have a dog. Are they abusing Izzy? Turns out, some fans have gone as far as suggesting Carlin Bates considers rehoming her dog if she isn’t going to take proper care of it.

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Carlin Bates Instagram

Is this a dog abuse situation?

Carlin Bates took to Instagram yesterday to announce her dog Izzy was going to a boot camp for the next six weeks. She admitted her daughter Layla would not be too happy with not seeing her friend for six weeks. But, they wanted to get Izzy trained. Unfortunately for this UPtv star, this post was NOT well-received by Instagram.

Fortunately, Katie Joy of Without A Crystal Ball has stepped in to break down why everyone is so upset. Katie Joy shared a 10-minute video on YouTube explaining why people were so upset. She also commented on Carlin Bates’ Instagram post questioning if she knew who she was giving her dog to. You can watch the video breaking down the drama down below:

Katie Joy penned in her Instagram comment: “Are you aware that Justin Rigney was sued in California for fatally shooting a man with mental illness. The department settled because had he gone to trial for wrongful death – they would have been on the hook for millions? He was investigated over 50 times for use of force while he was on the police force in Palm Beach. The man he killed was suicidal. The family called police to help their son – not murder him.”

Turns out, Justin Rigney is the owner of the dog boot camp the reality TV star sent her dog Izzy to. Likewise, the owner of this dog boot camp facility also has a pretty questionable history with training dogs.

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Carlin Bates Instagram

Bringing Up Bates fans slam her in the comments

Negative comments flooded Carlin’s post. Bringing Up Bates fans are furious with her decision. They wish she would reconsider the way she’s handling her dog.

One follower exclaimed: “I mean this from a total loving place, and y’all obviously know your dog and the situation better than us……but did y’all consider taking Izzy to weekly training sessions or have a trainer come to the house first? 6 weeks away is such a long time, and Izzy’s going to think she lost her family. This can be extremely traumatizing for them.”

“Please be careful. My friend sent her dogs to one of these types of camps and they used shock collars on the dogs.” A second chimed in urging Carlin to be careful.

Poor Izzy! This can be traumatic for dogs!
Do not leave your puppy somewhere to be trained. Even if the guy is awesome, you have no idea how his employees are with the animals when alone with them.
There are so many horror stories from places that keep your dog to train.”

Another added: “I don’t believe in sending your dog away. Would you send your kid?”

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Bringing Up Bates Carlin Bates Instagram

Katie Joy explains that fundies have always been questionable with their treatments of pets as they do not tend to value dogs or cats very much.

Is Carlin Bates making a huge mistake? Is she abusing her dog? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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