DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A video going viral on social networks appears to reveal a man abusing his dog at a Dekalb County Apartment complex. Police are now searching for the man in the video.
The video, which was taped from a Ring doorbell video camera, reveals a man beating a dog prior to getting the dog and knocking him to the concrete.
The dog can then be seen frantically attempting to escape by adding the stairs. The dog later on passed away from his injuries.
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“What we saw was violent. What we saw, it just ripped your heart out. I wish I hadn’t seen it,” said Grace Hamlin with W-Underdogs.
‘W-Underdogs,’ a non-profit organization, conserves dogs who are abandoned.
“We rescued over 1,000 dogs off the streets,” said Hamlin.
She’s upset, that she couldn’t save this dog.
“It makes me angry. It happened so many times,” said Hamlin.
Dekalb County cops are looking for Mekhi Jackson, the man they state remains in the video. They cautioned the general public in a tweet on Friday, “If you see him, don’t engage with him.”
Channel 2’s Larry Spruill asked Hamlin if she considers it justice that cops are searching for Jackson.
“No, because it’s actually kind of scary. Because everyone is upset and, now, I feel that we escalated this from, ‘Do your job and build a case’ to now, vigilante justice. The comments on social media is not the direction we want to go,” she explained.
Hamlin says she does not support Jackson’s actions, however said the defend animals is going to take the entire neighborhood.
She likewise intends on asking the guv to right away form an animal ruthlessness task force. She feels that there have actually been animal abuse cases that are frequently overlooked or not examined at all.
Activists are holding a rally on Sunday at the Georgia State Capitol.
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