Authorities search for dog abuse suspect caught on camera in DC


Disturbing video sent to FOX 5 shows another animal abuse case caught on camera. The tipster sent out a series of videos wanting to make sure those responsible are caught. DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance confirmed that it began actively investigating the matter once it became aware of it Friday morning.

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In a series of surveillance videos sent to FOX 5, you can see what appears to be a male violently whipping a small dog while that animal is on a leash. We see the person pulling the animal forward forcefully several times.

FOX 5 learned that the violent action was filmed Friday morning between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. near the 1200 block of Queen St. Northeast. It’s in the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington DC

The tipster who sent the video called the actions “disgusting”, “brutal” and “attempted murder”.

FOX 5 has been informed that the person seen whipping the dog then tried to “throw” the dog into a trash can that the person was seen placing on a nearby property. However, someone apparently decided to come back for the dog.

It’s unclear if this is a second suspect or the same person now appearing in different clothing, but the animal reappears on video with a male. This time, the animal is on the ground. The dog appears to struggle as it moves. The male is seen hitting the dog with a trash can and even supporting the dog, in an apparent attempt to get the animal to move.

As this is an active investigation, the DC Humane Rescue Alliance could not go into details about the case. FOX 5 was informed that the animal had not yet been located Saturday morning. Law enforcement officers from Humane Rescue confirmed they executed a search warrant at the Queens Street home, but were unable to locate the dog. Investigators do not know if the animal is dead or alive, but they are continuing to search.

DC Humane Rescue Alliance

DC Humane Rescue Alliance

Last month, a dog was seen on video punched and another dog was filmed knocked to the ground.

The director of field services for the Humane Rescue Alliance told FOX 5 that they aren’t exactly seeing an increase in animal abuse cases, but they are seeing more and more videos as more more people were buying home surveillance videos. As heartbreaking as many of these videos are, they help animal control officers in their investigations.

FOX 5 has been informed that cruelty to animals is taken seriously by district officials. Actions that injure or kill the animal could be a felony with up to five years behind bars and/or up to $25,000 in fines.


If you have information about this case or others, please call the Humane Rescue Alliance Anonymous Hotline: 202-723-5730.

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