- Alberta, Canada -
Edmonton Police Service is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding a male suspect in connection with an animal cruelty case.
According to the police release, on Wednesday, August 5, at approximately 2:15 p.m. a male was seen violently punching a dog multiple times in the area of 179 Street and 80 A Avenue.
The incident was captured on Ms. Kaitlin Adams’ surveillance video.
She told CTV News she was home when it happened but only heard the shouting and swearing.
When she went outside to check what was going on, her neighbors told her what happened.
CTV News reports: “The video begins with the dog approaching a home with the man following and yelling at it. When the dog lies on the home's front lawn, the man appears to punch it multiple times as he continues to shout and swear at the dog.
Afterward, a neighbor comes out and is heard saying, "What's going on?"
The man says it's his dog, and they exchange words.
"Do you know her? No. Well, then shut the f—k up," the man says.
"Let's go," he says to the dog. "See how well she listens now?" he then says to the neighbor out of frame.”
CTV News showed the video to Liza Sunley, CEO of Edmonton Humane Society.
Witnesses told police they have seen the male walking this dog in the neighborhood before.
The male is described as white with brown hair that was pulled back in a ponytail.
He was reportedly wearing a dark t-shirt, knee length shorts and a dark baseball cap.
The dog is described as a large tan-colored Mastiff mix breed who the male reportedly referred to as “Macy” or “Lacy.”
Police say that despite a thorough investigation, attempts to locate the subject or the dog have been unsuccessful so far.
If you have any information related to this case or if you recognize the male, please come forward and speak up.
Please call Edmonton Police Service at (780) - 423 - 4567 or #377 from a cellular phone.
Alternatively, you can submit your tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online. Thank you!
*Voice For Us believes that not reporting animal cruelty is the same as committing it!*