In Victorville, California, a disturbing video posted on Facebook showed an 8-year-old boy trying to drown a small dog in a backyard pool. The dog owners had been out of town and had hired a woman to care for the house and their dog. The woman brought along her 8-year-old grandson.
According to Fox News, the owners have contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to report the disturbing incident. Deputies supposedly have been out to the grandmother’s home, but it is unclear what transpired.
On the homeowner’s security camera, the child put the small, white 9-year-old dog named Brandy into the pool. The kid picked up the pool net and held the dog at the deep end of the pool not allowing the dog to paddle over to the steps. Every time the pup tried to escape, the kid pushed Brandy underwater and held it there – the dog unable and struggling to breathe.
The dog continued to struggle to keep her head above water – all the time desperately trying to get out of the pool, but each time the boy pushed the dog back towards the deep end with the pole and pushing her underwater with the net. Finally, after several minutes, the grandmother appeared in the video and took the exhausted dog out of the pool.
The owners were shocked. When interviewed the grandmother defended her grandson, but agreed the child needs counseling.
Fortunately Brandy survived.
The video can be viewed here. Copy and paste the URL into your browser.
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