It hurts when someone abandons a dog, but some people do it in particularly shocking and downright ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ ways. That was the case recently after surveillance footage captured a man throwing his dog over a barbed wire fence.
The incident happened in Riverside County, California on December 15. Surveillance video shows the moment a man picks up his dog and throws it over a wire fence surrounding a cell phone pole.
The poor dog was so traumatized and confused that he couldn’t help but watch his ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ former owner come out from the other side of the fence. The footage shocked local officials.
“The shocking video, the most ɢʀᴜᴇsᴏᴍᴇ act of intentional neglect with the suspect throwing the dog clearly over the fence and over 8 feet of barbed wire,” Animal Services Commander Josh Sisler told ABC 7.
Sisler said that while the dog hit the barbed wire, fortunately it was not injured. Staff at the cell phone tower are said to have found the dog a few hours later, providing water and contacting animal services for help.
The dog is an 8-year-old pit bull mix that has been microchipped. Authorities have identified the owner but have not been able to contact him. Animal Services is currently seeking an arrest warrant.
But while the investigation is still underway, things are currently looking for this dog.
According to the update, an Orange County woman named Jennifer heard the story and knew she had to help. She drove out to meet the dog, now called Ken, and decided to adopt him!
Ken’s abandonment was shocking, but it looks like everything turned out fine in the end and the dog is now in much better care.
Riverside County Animal Services shared showing a “more fun scene” as the dog is happily running around outside
But despite that ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ act, this dog now has a happy ending after finding a wonderful new home.
This is a shocking case of abandonment, but we’re so glad things are fine with Ken in the end and hope he’s very happy in his new home! ❤️