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Dog saved after children capture beating on video

Rescued dog, Mookie
Rescued dog, MookieInland Valley Humane Society & SPCA

According to Friday's KTLA News, an abused dog was seized from her owner in Chino, Calif., after neighborhood kids captured a beating on video, and the evidence was turned over to the authorities.

The Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA issued a release outlining the children's actions which helped save the three-year-old Cocker spaniel who was being beaten by a neighbor in late May. A portion of the release states:

The two quick thinking younger children immediately pulled out their cameras and started videotaping the beating. The mom quickly called the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA to report the abuse. Humane Officer William Taber arrived on the location shortly after and found the dog in a neglected state and being kept in a very small, feces infested wire pen.

The responding officer immediately seized the dog, named "Mookie," and transported her to a veterinarian for treatment. The dog's owner, Qihui Zhai, has been charged with felony animal cruelty.

Supervisor of Animal Services, Beth Les of the Inland Valley Humane Society, commended the children, stating:

We are never surprised by the ingenuity of today’s youth”

“Their quick thinking not only saved this dog from a life time of abuse but they were able to ensure we had the evidence to pursue criminal charges against the abuser”

Link to video evidence of alleged abuse here.

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