A dog has been removed from his owner’s home after the Hillsboro Police Department received a call that the animal was being beaten and crying out in fright and pain. According to KoinNews, police were able to identify the suspect and the dog from a video. The dog, named Darnell, was taken to a local veterinarian Tuesday to be examined.
A Hillsboro, Oregon woman videoed the disturbing animal cruelty situation on Monday at a Shell gas station convenience store located on SE Baseline and Third Street. As the woman stepped off the bus to purchase a beverage, she noticed a man enter the store with his dog. Determined to help the dog being abused, the woman immediately called authorities as well as the Oregon Humane Society. Recording the man’s cruel actions towards his dog would help provide the proof she needed:
“This guy comes in with his pup. His presence wasn’t easily ignored, and he walks in angrily yanking his dog up off the ground by the dog’s leash,” states Sunshine Alexandria on her Facebook page after sharing the video on social media. “The poor dog is so scared of being hit by this piece of human garbage again, so he doesn’t want to walk; he just lays down in submission.”
Alexandria describes the man’s anger and his frustration that his dog was so terrified and just cowered in utter submission, the man then proceeds to scream at the dog.
“…SCREAMING in the animal’s face and kicking it in the ribs, punching him, etc. while the dog just cries and lays there. What I was able to record was the last bit of the abuse and nothing compared to what I witnessed off camera,” Alexandria added.
On Tuesday, the dog, named Darnell was placed into protective custody until the case is resolved. He is currently at a local veterinarian hospital undergoing a complete physical examination.
The dog’s owner has not been publicly announced at this time.
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(Photo of Darnell courtesy of Hillsborough Police Department)
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