The CEO of a renowned catering company Centerplate, Des Hague, has been ordered to either donate $100,000 and spend 1,000 hours in community service or risk losing his job, after he was caught on camera abusing a puppy in a Vancouver condo building. The video released earlier this month reportedly showed Hague repeatedly kicking a Doberman pinscher puppy and using a leash to jerk it around inside a downtown Vancouver elevator.
The video’s disclosure prompted Centerplate and the SPCA launch an investigation. It mentioned on Wednesday that Hague’s behaviour was “unacceptable” and noted that he has been placed on an indefinite probation. Centerplate mentioned in an official statement that “any further acts of misconduct would result in immediate termination.” Meanwhile, Centerplate’s board of directors have ordered Hague to serve 1,000 hours of community service at any organization protecting animals and personally donate $100,000 to set up the Sade Foundation, which will support the protection and safety of animals in Vancouver.