Man arrested after caught beating elderly dog on surveillance video

The Houston Police Department arrested a man Thursday morning for animal cruelty after obtaining video surveillance of him beating his elderly dog on a downtown rooftop.

On surveillance video, the man can be seen repeatedly kicking and hitting his 8-year-old black lab, Bear, on the rooftop of the Skyhouse Main apartments in downtown Houston on Sunday, March 29.

HPD handed Bear over to a Houston SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigator at the scene where Bear was taken to the animal rescue and protection organization’s medical center on campus to undergo a thorough veterinary exam.

He will be provided care until a virtual court hearing will be scheduled for later this month.

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