On Saturday, police in Pasco, Washington, arrested a man on a felony charge for Animal Cruelty First Degree after viewing security video showing him repeatedly kicking and stomping on his dog. The police department stated that the man, identified as 27-year-old Bryan Bastian, “stomp-kicked” his mixed breed dog 16 times.
In a release, the department stated:
When Officers Alex Michel and Andrew Taylor investigated, they found video that allegedly depicts about 16 stomp-kicks to the dog’s head, and the dog with a swollen and lacerated face.
The abused dog was taken to the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services (TCAS) for its safety – the full extent of the dog’s injuries has not yet been evaluated. The dog’s abuser was transferred to the Franklin County Jail.
The department is actively seeking additional information about this abuse, asking:
Anyone with additional info about this case can call Dispatch at (509)628-0333 or email Officer Michel at [email protected] about case PP19-26383 Animal Cruelty.
(Image of abused dog via Facebook)
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