Man brutally beating dog

Man charged with animal cruelty caught on surveillance video

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A 30-year-old man faces animal cruelty charges after apparently calling the dog over to him and then launching an unprovoked attack on the animal on a street in Mackay in north Queensland. The disturbing action was caught on video.

According to AbcNews, the RSPCA Queensland, the man was caught on a surveillance video and has been ordered to appear in court.

The dog, described by the animal advocacy organization, a bull Arab cross is “lovely natured.” The five-year-old pooch was in fairly good health, but has tested positive for heartworms.

Queensland spokesperson for the RSPCA, Michael Beatty stated he had been horrified by the video.

“Personally, I find the attack very disturbing. I mean the attack just went on and on. What’s really disturbing is that it seems totally unprovoked – the dog didn’t act aggressively in any of the vision that we’ve seen and the dog had no idea what was going to happen when he went to the man. You have to wonder about the inner violence of someone who would do something like this to a defenseless creature.”

If found guilty, the suspect faces three years in jail.

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