A San Francisco man, caught on video abusing his puppy, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor violations of animal cruelty on Wednesday. According to San Francisco Animal Care and Control, Zixuan Liu pleaded no contest after having been caught on camera allegedly hitting and kicking his ten-month-old Shiba Inu puppy named Aniki. Liu will not serve any jail time; instead he has been sentenced to three years probation,
In addition, the statement issued by Animal Control stated:
“Conditions on his three-year-probation state that Mr. Liu is not allowed to possess animals and that he must forfeit Aniki to Animal Care & Control. Mr. Liu is required to perform community service, attend counseling and pay all costs associated with Aniki’s care.”
According to CbsLocal, Liu, 26, was filmed by the elevator security camera dragging the puppy along the grounds outside before pulling him back and then kicking the pup in the head. Once inside the elevator, Liu stomped on the puppy three times. And as if that wasn’t enough, Liu then picked the dog up by his snout, carried him to the door of the elevator and dropped him to the floor; as the elevator door opened he delivered another hard kick with his boot – sending the frightened dog flying out into the hallway.
Liu was arrested on May 13. Veterinarians treated Aniki for cuts and bruises.
The puppy will be available for adoption. For more information, contact Northern Nevada Shiba Rescue, where the staff will work to find a permanent home for him.
(Photos and video of San Francisco man beating up puppy via San Francisco Animal Care and Control)
Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.
Graphic video – may not be suitable for all viewing audiences:
Find ALL recent Pet Rescue Report news at this link.
She lost her eyes but is doing something incredibly special now – watch a heartwarming video here.
She was dying on the street, but look at her now! Inspirational rescue story here.