Video shows man punching and dragging puppy

Alarming video shows man punching and dragging puppy

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An alarming surveillance video shows a man in Dekalb County, Georgia, punching and dragging a puppy outside of a BP gas station. According to Thursday’s Atlanta Journal Constitution, the man in the video, identified as 26-year-old Kirby Crane of Ellenwood, has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for the incident which took place last weekend.

According to witnesses, Crane began punching the puppy with a closed fist after the pup wandered away from him in the gas station parking lot. A couple had picked up the pup and walked over to the man when they heard him calling for her.

Thanks to concerned witnesses, the violent incident was reported to the authorities, who were able to take statements and review surveillance video.

Crane admitted to the authorities that he was the man in the surveillance video, but he somehow forgot that he had punched his puppy and dragged her away. The man was arrested and released after posting pond – he has been ordered to stay away from animals. The puppy, dubbed “Begonia,” was seized and taken to Lifeline at DeKalb County Animal Services reported Fox 5 News – she will be made available for adoption.

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15 replies
  1. Angela Corso says:

    Disgusting! Thank God that people are standing up for animals and not turning their backs on them. It takes a hero to help an animal!!! I hope this puppy was treated and will be placed in a happy forever home!

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  2. pamela bolton says:

    Glad to see they took the dog away from him but this NUT CASE needs some SERIOUS jail time. They (HUMANS) will not stop this kind of actions “unless” the consequences are serious enough for them to think twice about doing it in the first place.

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  3. Annette sroga says:

    How can I get her to Chicago I take her. And give her a good life and make her a service dog just like my other dog

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  4. Julie Enos says:

    Thank goodness someone was watching and stopped the incident I hope. I can not believe this man abused this puppy. Thank goodness they were not at home in private, he probably would have killed the puppy that day. What in the world is wrong with people.

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  5. Carole says:

    Misdemeanor my ass. If it was up tp me he would be in jail for life. He should NEVER be allowed around ANY animal for the rest of his life. I hope he rots in hell.

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Absolutely, Carol, this vile maggot will get no punishment – what does it take to be a Felony? Does he have to kill the dog? This fucking punk should be facing FELONY animal cruelty charges. He is and will never be a man, he is no more than a coward who can only pick on those that can’t defend themselves.

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  6. Me' says:

    Oh my, if I see you in person can I forget I beat the crap out of you? 2×4, Rutger, neither would hurt you too much.

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  7. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    This is so sick. How could they just let him go with a misdemeanor??? He deserves to be drug and beaten just like he did to that poor innocent baby.

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    Kirby Crane – May you get the same you gave to an innocent defenseless puppy. Someone in Ellenwood, GA. will find you and give you the massive beat down you so well deserve. You are nothing more than a punk.

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  9. linda says:

    He “forgot he punched and dragged his puppy”? Sure he did. Thank goodness the dog was taken away. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time he abused the pup.

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  10. Red says:

    Thank goodness this sweet pup lived and was taken from this low life worthless piece of crap!! Hopefully he meets someone, someday, who knows of this and returns the favor…..

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