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Dogs power-washed at Warren car wash: Man faces animal cruelty charges

WARREN, Mich. – A Detroit man accused of using a power washer to clean two dogs now faces charges. 

Marshall Bullard is charged with two counts of animal cruelty. He was arraigned Monday. He pleaded not guilty and received a $1,000 bail bond.

The judge ordered the two dogs, and two other dogs, be turned over to someone else. Bullard also is ordered not to have contact with other animals. 

What happened

The incident happened June 25 at the Wash Stop Auto Wash in Warren. 

“We were horrified," said Nicole Ross, co-owner of Wash Stop Auto Wash. "We saw how the dogs were standing. I mean, it was terrible. You can tell they were afraid and probably hurt."

Ross wasn't working at the time of the incident, but said the whole incident was caught on camera and she watched the video after it happened.

Video shows a couple using a power washer to clean dogs at a car wash in Warren. (WDIV)
Video shows a couple using a power washer to clean dogs at a car wash in Warren. (WDIV)

The video shows a couple washing two German Shepard  dogs with soap used to wash cars and then using a hose to power wash them.

“The water can be up to 110 degrees, and the force is 1200 PSI,” Ross said.

Warren Detective Kevin Dailey, who is in charge of the case, watched the entire video.

“From what I've seen, I anticipate presenting a request to the city of Warren, city attorneys requesting that the subject (be charged) with animal cruelty,” Dailey said.

The dogs were voluntarily given up. 

Watch the arraignment here: 


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