Fresno, Calif. – A witness captured a man on video beating and dragging his dog – now known as Jack – last Wednesday, according to KMPH Fox26. One can only assume this was likely a normal occurrence since the abuser engaged in the act in public and in broad daylight.
A video of the incident can be seen here. (WARNING: Disturbing scenes.)
The Fresno Humane Animal Services was alerted to the situation. FHAS then urged the public to contact them if anyone recognized the man in the video.
An update was published by KMPH Fox26 reporting that animal control officers were able to track down the man, along with Jack. Fortunately, they were able to get Jack away from his owner – the suspected abuser. Unfortunately, his owner ran away. He has not yet been apprehended.
It was not reported what injuries Jack sustained, if any. He appears to have a mark on the top of his head, but it is unknown whether this is an injury as a result of the recent beating, or simply a scuff mark. There is no doubt Jack felt pain while being beaten as he could be heard squealing in the video.
The Central California SPCA will be bringing the case to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution, according to KMPH Fox26. The disturbing video is compelling evidence and does not bode well for his alleged abuser. The suspect’s act of fleeing from animal control officers with his proverbial tail tucked between his legs won’t help him and can actually be used as evidence of guilt.
There is a common theme among bullies. They are cowards at heart. They will harm those who are least able to defend themselves – such as the elderly, the infirm, children or animals. If forced to “pick on someone their own size,” or face the consequences for their cowardly deeds, they will run – as did this suspect.