An Arizona man was disturbed when he watched a kid body slamming a puppy to the ground – according to ABC 15 News, Vic Barber confronted the boy after seeing the puppy repeatedly thrown to the ground. He even removed the puppy from the child’s possession and filed a report with the Phoenix police department.
But the child’s mother watched surveillance video of the situation and in her eyes, the incident didn’t reflect an abusive situation, merely “playing.” She told ABC 15, “I don’t really take this as animal abuse, these are kids playing.”
The mom, whose name has not been shared, did agree that it was not “okay” for her son to treat the puppy that way, however. Barber told the news station that he hopes the kids in the video will receive help – especially given their young age and the violence that he perceives that they exhibited.
The puppy is back with the family in question – Barber turned his surveillance video over to the authorities.
(Screenshot via ABC 15 News)
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