Animal welfare organizations state there hasn’t been much progress in Jakarta, Indonesia for abused and tortured pets, although animal activists insist government take a more active role in the humane treatment of domestic pets. And that’s exactly what happened recently, after compassionate volunteers and efficient police officers rescued a dog – only one-year-old and abused for months; the details caught on a very disturbing video.
According to the Garda Satwa Indonesia Facebook page, the animal welfare group helped the Beagle mix named Bruno out of the cruel hands of his owner, Kebon Jeruk who ran a business in West Jakarta. On April 2, the group received a report from a neighbor about the puppy’s mistreatment – which had been going on for months. (Graphic and disturbing video warning)
Just days later, with the help of police, the owner surrendered the dog stating he was only trying to discipline his puppy. Bruno is now under the care of Garda Satwa Indonesia and is slowly learning to trust again. The pup’s rescuer, Icha had the following to report:
“Physically he’s relatively healthy, there are some bruises and cuts and he needs to be de-wormed and have his ears cleaned,” but mentally, he gets scared when he sees us carrying a newspaper because his owner used to beat him with a rolled up newspaper or a bottle.”
It is hoped that Bruno will soon be ready to be adopted. As for the dog’s previous owner, the neighbor who videoed the abuse would be the person to levy animal cruelty charges, but it is doubtful she will since it is a very small village and the man is the father to young children. As to the rest of the village and those who have read the comments on the organization’s Facebook and blog, their outrage continues to fester.
(Photo via screenshot rescued a dog Facebook of Garda Satwa Indonesia.)
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Check out Bruno’s first day of playing with other dogs: