Clark County Animal Control alleges Roy Cozart, 30, dragged his white pit bull named Kilo out of the dog's pen between July 15 and Oct. 13, and abused the animal by repeatedly beating him, swinging the dog in the air, and slamming the dog into a wall.
A neighbor's cellphone video on Oct. 8 showed Cozart drag Kilo out by his neck, swing him around in the air, and then hit the dog with a six-inch rock.
Previous complaints were made to Clark County Animal Control when the witness saw Cozart hit the dog with a hammer handle. According to ktnv news.com, this wasn't the first video of animal abuse against Cozart. Even after the Oct. 8th video was turned over to Animal Control, an investigator who went to the home, stated the dog appeared happy even though he had cuts and bruises on his face.
Finally one week later, a seizure warrant was issued demanding the dog be examined by a veterinarian which indicated signs of abuse.
Kilo is currently in a foster home and is reported to be doing well.
The Nevada Voters for Animals Facebook continues to buzz with conversation about the arrest of Cozart. One poster stated the sentiments of many animal advocates:
" It's about time animals get the law on their side. These poor voiceless precious creatures need a voice! Good for the person who turned in the owner, and persisted with the complaints. I hope Kilo finds a good home where his new owners love him and keep him safe, and allow him to be a happy playful dog once again. We should all be on the watch for animal cruelty, and never be intimidated by the owner."
Let's all take this person's advice and report all cases of animal cruelty. As in this case, eventually someone finally listened.
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