Watch: After receiving shocking video of puppy being abused, animal welfare group and police rescue dog from owner

Bruno being rescued from his abusive owner. Photo: Screencap from Garda Satwa Indonesia’s video
Bruno being rescued from his abusive owner. Photo: Screencap from Garda Satwa Indonesia’s video

Animal abuse often goes unnoticed and unreported in Jakarta, so it’s really uplifting to see a bunch of people come together to rescue an abused puppy recently.

Animal welfare group Garda Satwa Indonesia recently played a big part in the rescue of a six-month-old beagle hybrid named Bruno from his abusive owner in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. As documented in their vlog, the group received a report on April 2 from the owner’s neighbor named Nadia, who witnessed Bruno being physically abused for around six months.

(Warning: the video below contains disturbing scenes of animal abuse)

With the help of the Kebon Jeruk sub-precinct police, Garda Satwa Indonesia rescued Bruno from his owner last night without further incident. The owner admitted to beating Bruno, but said that he did it to teach the young pup discipline.

Bruno is now under the legal care of Garda Satwa Indonesia, who this morning uploaded a video of the puppy playing in a park with other dogs.

Garda Satwa Indonesia rescuer Icha, who was present during Bruno’s rescue, detailed his current physical and mental condition.

“Physically he’s relatively healthy, there are some bruises and cuts and he needs to be dewormed and have his ears cleaned,” Icha told us today.

“But mentally, he gets scared when he sees us carrying a newspaper because his owner used to beat him with a rolled up newspaper or a bottle.”

Icha believes that Bruno should overcome his trauma if he continues to receive loving care. He will soon be ready for adoption and Garda Satwa Indonesia is already welcoming applicants.

As for Bruno’s previous owner, Icha said Nadia, being the person who first made the complaint, reserves the right to press charges against him or not. But it appears that she won’t out of respect for their status as neighbors and the fact that he has young children.

With that in mind, Icha says she hopes people do not take any action against Bruno’s previous owner, considering many netizens have left threatening comments towards him in Garda Satwa Indonesia’s vlogs.

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