Police looking for man seen on video kicking small dog in Anaheim

The Anaheim Police Department and Orange County Animal Care are working together to investigate a horrific case of animal abuse in which a man was caught on video repeatedly beating a small dog.

“The video is very disturbing,” said APD Sgt. Jon McClintock.

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Surveillance cameras captured the man walking along a fence line while pushing a bike Sunday around 8 a.m. near Brookhurst Street and La Palma Avenue.

He is seen holding the small dog – which could possibly be a puppy – in his arm. Seconds later, he suddenly kicks the dog out of the view of the camera.

For the next 20 seconds, the man is heard allegedly beating the animal as the dog screeches and yelps in agony.

“It was heartbreaking,” said OC Animal Care Public Information Officer Alexa Pratt. “It was devastating. We never want to see animals put in that position.”

She added, “A community member did report the video. They sent it in and we went out and interviewed the reporting party. Obviously investigated, went to the scene.”

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