Neighbor’s cellphone video of dog being severely beaten leads to owner’s arrest

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A concerned and compassionate woman used cellphone video to record her neighbor severely abusing his dog in Deuil-la-Barre (near Paris) France earlier in March; leading to the owner’s arrest. The disturbing video showed the four-year-old American Staffordshire terrier being kicked, punched and beaten with a stick as his owner cornered the defenseless dog in the corner of the balcony. 

On March 10, the woman begged the man to stop – yelling from the window of her apartment, however the man ignored her pleas and continued to abuse the dog named Loco.

“I tried several times to get this man to stop by calling out, but it didn’t work… Seeing the man continue these acts, I took my phone and I filmed it,” the woman who wanted to remain anonymous told the rescue organization, Foundation 30 Millions d’Amis, who came to Loco’s rescue.

When authorities arrived at the man’s apartment, Loco was immediately taken into custody and was taken to their shelter in Seine-et-Marne. According to a statement by the organization, although the dog survived his owner’s ruthless attacks, Loco was reported to be in “bad shape overall.”

“He was probably beaten for a long time and had a number of scars, notably on his ears. We suspect he was burned with acid,” stated volunteers at the shelter where Loco was being treated and helped.

The dog’s owner has been charged with animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court in September 2017. Loco is now available for adoption. Contact the shelter at 01 64 00 15 45.

(Photo of dog being abused via cellphone video courtesy of Foundation 30 Millions d’Ami)

Video is disturbing:

19 replies
  1. Merri Cassel says:

    Thank you for saving this poor baby…hope your laws against animal abuse are strict and this POS goes away for a long time…in a cell with animal lovers..

  2. Cynthia Como says:

    I can’t watch the video! I cannot bear to hear ANY dogs cry!! I just want to thank this kind and compassionate woman!! God bless her! I’m praying this poor poor innocent dog gets all of the love and kindness he so deserves! GOD BLESS BEAUTIFUL LOCO❤

  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    This thing needs to be put away! Before you do put him away give me 1 hour with him! I’m a master at inflicting pain and this case cries out for this piece of shit to be punished in this way!

  4. maxiemom says:

    I can’t watch the video, but I wish that whatever he did to Loco could be done to him, and I mean whatever he did over the ENTIRE time he’s had his helpless victim. Thank heavens there are people out there who speak out and contact the authorities! I don’t know what the laws are in France, but I hope they’re sufficient to put this POS behind bars for a very long amount of time.

  5. Melissa Gurley says:

    I hope he gets what’s coming to him but most of the time they get away with a slap on the wrist we need stronger laws to stop this awful abuse

  6. Helen says:

    Absolutely disgusting! This man should be hung by his balls. I’m sorry Loco you were stuck with a violent mentally challenged owner. I hope your new family will give you all the love you deserve.

  7. Linda Patton says:

    Bless you for reaching out and being the voice for this innocent dog. I’m thrilled he is okay. Pray the human gets years locked in prison, she deserves many, many years!

  8. Mike says:

    Thank you to the witness that save Loco’s life. I often wonder if part of the thrill of abusing animals to these assholes is the risk of being taped in the act.I would like to take a bat to this pos’s head!

  9. Marissa says:

    I’d like to corner this bastard on the balcony and beat the hell out of him with a baseball bat ! Thank God they rescued the poor dog.

  10. Linda Montanari says:

    I just want to Thank this kind compassionate woman for stepping in and Saving this Dog! Being the Voice of a defenseless Dog is So Important ! Just Thank You, Again and Again for your Video and your Voice to Save this Dog!

  11. Ave says:

    Poor baby!!! I can’t even watch the video! To think that this poor baby endured such a horrific beating and that it’s been happening for years since being in this evil individual’s company, just infuriates me and makes my neck and stomach hurt with rage and anxiety! These damn bastards deserve jail time and I pray and hope that hell be seriously punished! We need vigilantes to take care of business and straighten out these MFAH POS scumbags! I’m delighted that this furbaby is now up for adoption and that the family who takes him home will be gentle, kind and loving. Thanks to the brave & smart lady for acting fast, video recording and reported this POS!

  12. Joyce Dutrisac says:

    Thank you to this brave woman for being a hero for this long term abused dog
    So grateful the POS was taken away so this innocent baby could be rescued

  13. Red says:

    There is ACTUAL VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THIS ABUSE……. there should be NO reason this monster is not jailed and fined and banned from EVER living in the same home as an animal…… come on judge it is up to you to MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THIS MONSTER!!!!!
    There is only ONE dangerous breed…… and that is humans.

  14. Sheri says:

    THAT’S TOTALLY MESSED UP!! WORTHLESS POS “owner”!! He needs to do lots of time and prisoners show him abuse!!????????
    Then when ( should he survive, I pray he is killed) fine the help out the CREEP!!????

  15. Lorraine says:

    How’s this beautiful boy doing would love to have him sick of seeing about abuse of animals the world is full of evil


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