A furious man was caught venting his anger on a dog after being bitten.
Animal rights advocates Chained Dog Awareness last night brought to attention footage showing a small brown mongrel being cornered and abused by a screaming man.
“Welcome to hell my friend! Four weeks of hell!” the man is heard shouting.
The footage dated on the night of March 20 shows a pup walk into a small room with a dog bed and bowl. A man starts screaming at the dog for biting him and repeatedly slams a food bowl into the wall and at the dog to scare it. He is also seen using a hook to taunt it and yanking its leash as the dog cowers in fear.
Chained Dog Awareness said that the Animal & Veterinary Service was aware of the incident and has interviewed the parties but did not disclose the name of the boarding facility responsible.
The group later said it believed the facility belonged to K9 Connection, a dog training outfit which says it employs “accredited” trainers approved by the AVS.
K9 Connection declined to comment, citing an ongoing investigation.
Animal & Veterinary Service did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Last September, local obedience training school K-9 Obedience Services was accused of dog abuse.
After this story was published, AVS confirmed with Coconuts that they are aware of the video and have suspended K9 Connection from their list of accredited dog trainers since March 25, days after the incident.
“We are aware of the video where a dog at K9 Connection was seen being abused on 20 Mar 2022. […] Investigations are ongoing,” AVS group director Jessica Kwok wrote.
Animal abusers may be charged under the Animals and Birds Act where they are fined up to $15,000 and 18 months in jail.
Similar incidents can be reported to the AVS website or phone (1800-476-1600).
Update: This story has been updated with a statement from AVS.
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