Video shows owner violently striking dog more than 20 times

A dog was seen being beaten by its owner at a home near Katy

KATY, Texas – The Houston SPCA and Harris County Constable Precinct 1 are investigating a violent attack on a dog by his owner after it was all caught on video.

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The video, which was released Monday morning, shows the owner repeatedly striking the dog more than 20 times.

“We rely on our community’s eyes and ears, so it’s critical that animal abuse be reported immediately, especially when it involves violence towards animals,” said Adam Reynolds, Chief Animal Cruelty Investigator for the Houston SPCA. “You could save a life just by sharing information online or by picking up the phone.”

Authorities said the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at a home in the Katy area.

Charges for the owner have not yet been filed. Constables say the incident is still under investigation.

“The owner of this dog should be aware that people are watching, and [that he] better [not] treat his animal like that again. Because you have people who care deeply about [the dog]. So we’ll present [the case] to the DA’s office once we complete our investigation. If charges are warranted, we will absolutely seek the charges and this person will then have their day in court,” Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen said.

The dog has been seized from the home and is now being evaluated by a veterinarian.