RSPCA authorities in northern Queensland have issued a public plea for help in identifying a man who was caught on CCTV repeatedly punching a dog.
The incident occurred on February 13th at approximately 4:40pm, and appears to show the unidentified asshole coaxing the random dog closer, before holding it down and punching it viciously more than a dozen times.
The RSPCA released graphic footage of the attack in the hopes of identifying the man in the footage.
A severe warning that the following video is quite disturbing.
‼️WARNING – DISTRESSING FOOTAGE‼️@RSPCAQld is appealing to the public for any information that might lead to the identification of a man who brutally attacked and punched a dog in Mackay on February 13 at approximately 4:40pm. pic.twitter.com/TQlhZImw0f— ABC Brisbane (@abcbrisbane) February 19, 2019
Jesus wept that’s absolutely shocking.
RSPCA QLD representative Michael Beatty spoke to the ABC earlier today and labelled the attack “very disturbing,” noting that it seemed completely unprovoked.
What’s really disturbing is that it seems totally unprovoked — the dog didn’t act aggressively in any of the vision that we’ve seen and the dog had no idea what was going to happen when he went to the man. I have no idea what else to say but he just beats the crap out of the dog.
Police are not investigating the incident at this stage, and it’s not clear who the dog belonged to. However the RSPCA is keen to press charges against the man once he is identified.
A potential animal cruelty charge carries a maximum three year jail sentence in Queensland.