Thanks to a surveillance camera, and elderly woman’s act of cruelty was captured on video. According to Wednesday’s KHOU News, a Texas family’s dog, named “Bentley,” was picked up by a woman in her 80s after escaping from his owner’s fenced yard – the elderly woman didn’t try to return Bentley to his home, instead opting to pick him up and then trap him in a trash container.
The cruel deed was captured by a neighbor’s surveillance – apparently, once the woman realized that she was being filmed, she decided to remove little Bentley from the trash. The disturbing incident, which thankfully left the small dog unharmed, is believed to be the result of an ongoing dispute between the elderly woman and the dog’s family.
Bentley’s owner, Amanda, expressed her dismay, “The fact that her answer to this was to put a seven-pound dog and put him in a trash can, it’s rather cruel or no thought at all, either way it’s ridiculous.” And her husband, Brandon, offered his two cents on the situation, “To be completely honest, I just think she’s a spiteful old lady.”
League City Police believe that the elderly woman may have some mental health issues and they are working with her to provide help, if needed.
(Screenshot via KHOU News)
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