Man Investigated for Allegedly Smacking Around His Adorable Pup

Categories: Animals
A San Francisco man was separated from his dog after he allegedly beat the pup -- for no apparent reason -- in public view in the Upper Haight.

According to police, the witnesses were driving to Whole Foods in the Haight when they heard a dog "yelping in distress." The driver spotted the man on the sidewalk at Haight and Stanyan streets, and saw him kick his small tan pup and slap it over the head, said Capt. Greg Corrales.

The witnesses pulled into the Whole Foods parking lot and were still able to hear the dog crying -- even with their windows rolled up.

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The shoppers called the cops who arrived to find the injured dog; it had a small cut on its left ear and fresh scabs on its head, Corrales told us. The man explained to police that his dog had gotten hurt in an earlier fight with another pup.

The cops then discovered something else that was not going to work in this man's favor: He had a warrant for his arrest for thefts, according to police. The officers arrested him for the warrant and booked him into jail.

As for the pup, Animal Care & Control picked up the dog, and is currently investigating how exactly the canine got his injuries.

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@steigerlaw @SFWeekly So sad. Well written story.

Karen Opp
Karen Opp

This makes me sick to my stomach. I confronted a guy in Boston who was beating his dog - he came after me but quickly realized 4 lesbians vs one angry dog beater - not a good idea. Hope this guy gets his due and hope dog finds a loving home.

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