The video showed the woman pulling the dog out of a car by its leash and using it as a prop to slam its owner
A mindless road rage incident took place in Canada where a woman was caught on camera as she violently swung a puppy on its leash. Cellphone footage from a nearby car showed two women fighting outside of their cars in Dartmouth, Halifax. At one point, one of them snatches the pet from another driver and begins hurling it around. The attack happened all too sudden and swift that there was nothing the woman could do to protect her dog.
According to CBC, the footage captured showed the puppy being repeatedly slammed against the woman's head several times before she was finally able to wrestle her pet back. The incident has been reported and police are now investigating this horrific assault that took place on July 1. "The altercation started after two females in one vehicle confronted two females in the second vehicle regarding being cut off in a drive-thru," Halifax police explained in a news release.
idk why this hasn’t blown up but this evil scumbag excuse of a human stole this other woman’s dog and swung it around by the leash as a weapon, strangling it. July 1st on Windmill Rd in #Dartmouth #NovaScotia #Halifax license plate GJM 310.— lil (@lillyj13_) July 4, 2020
In the beginning, we see what appears to be a verbal argument breaking out with both the vehicles stopping to the side. The brutal attack on the defenseless pup was captured as one of the drivers just grabs the dog with its leash wrapped around its neck and forcefully tugs it away. The woman then goes on to smash the dog multiple times onto the other woman's head until the owner finally manages to grab the animal. The assaulter tries to whip her again with the other end of the leash as she was about to help the puppy.
Obviously other then this woman being arrested, if she has pets at home they should be removed for their safety. If she can do this with out care, whose telling what she does at home to her own animal's.— FUCK GARY BETTMAN ! 👌 (@Rogie82) July 4, 2020
This is just horrific. Clearly one person should be charged with animal cruelty.— Chris Pudel 🇨🇦 (@CPudel) July 6, 2020
The outlet reported that the police eventually arrived on the scene but neither women wanted to press charges. Despite that, authorities still want to file charges and launch an investigation into the animal cruelty that took place after seeing the video. "There were initial reports of a dog being involved but the extent was not clear at the time. Officers checked on two dogs in one vehicle and they appeared to be in good health,' Halifax Police said in a statement according to Daily Mail. "The severity of actions against the dog was not known at the time."
Disturbing video making the rounds on Facebook this morning. No confirmed details, but it's pretty clearly Dartmouth, and we see one woman swinging a dog around by its leash and beating the other woman with it.https://t.co/xoCNSVfRzw pic.twitter.com/6zWjYKhdSF— Frank Magazine Atlantic (@Frank_Mag) July 4, 2020
I haven’t been able to find any updates but the only info I’m seeing is from this reddit thread about it! I’m hoping justice will be served https://t.co/YIw4FqzlNG— lil (@lillyj13_) July 4, 2020
Police say they are now continuing to investigate the mistreatment of the dog and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers. The current federal legislation under sections 444 to 447 of the Criminal Code of Canada includes both indictable and summary charges for animal cruelty. Upon conviction of an indictable offense, individuals are liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years. American and Canadian anti-cruelty laws are inherently different due to the nature of their respective constitutions. In the United States, individual states legislate their own criminal laws, which amounts to 50 separate criminal code systems.
This is disgusting... What is there to investigate, they need to remove the dogs from their home. Period— steph (@steffangelxox) July 4, 2020
In related news, three dead dogs were allegedly found in a Kane County home despite the neighbors making animal abuse reports on the house for years. According to investigating authorities, the house which is located on West Drive in South Elgin has been probed more than 20 times in 5 years. Kane County Sherrif Ron Hain said, most recently, a deputy "noticed an animal carcass inside of a trash bag on the front porch." "There were areas of dog waste in the house where you would need a shovel to clear the path," Hain said. "We can’t just walk into people’s home if we can’t make observations from the outside, Animal Control officers have no “policing powers," he added. The owner of the house has been charged with animal cruelty following the investigation.