A disturbing, viral video of apparent animal cruelty has garnered attention over the weekend after a man from Northampton posted a short clip showing a small black and white puppy being held over a bathtub of soapy water and then pushed underwater. The video, uploaded to social media accompanied the disturbing action along with the man’s voice:
“See your dog? It’s going to be getting drowned.”
The puppy could be seen shaking and trying to swim while the man completely submerged the defenseless little one.
Northamptonshire Police has confirmed the dog is “safe and well” according to the Northampton Chronicle, however have not identified the owner, but continues to investigate the complaints. Apparently the dog remains with his owner pending further investigation.
“We are aware of a video currently circulating on social media relating to cruelty to a dog.
“The dog is safe and well and the circumstances relating to the video are currently being investigated by officers from Northamptonshire Police, who will liaise with animal welfare authorities as appropriate.”
Complaints also flooded into the RSPCA who agreed it is unacceptable to treat a dog in that manner. but stated they were not able to share any details at this time.
And why is that dog still with the owner while this case is under investigation?
(Photo of puppy underwater via Facebook)
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