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Dog abuse

Man punches dog goes viral

WARNING: Video contains disturbing content

A horrifying video of animal abuse in Oldham, England, shared nearly 9,000 times, resulted in a man being arrested Monday.

The video, posted over the weekend by Misha Javed, shows a man beating his helpless dog. He throws the pup to the ground behind a van and punches her over and over. According to Metro, her name is Narla.

Misha asked the public for help in identifying the man and bringing him to the police. She said the video made her sick just watching it, and wondered how it was possible to treat an animal that way, especially their own pet.

“So earlier this afternoon this disgusting man assaulted his dog! I can’t believe how anyone can even do something like that to their own dog!! I don’t even want to imagine what he would do to the dog indoors. It knocks me sick even thinking about it and I’m hoping the dog is still ok.”

She said her brother approached the man, who responded that “it’s none of his concern,” before reporting the incident to authorities.

Someone else has posted since that the man owned two dogs. Both dogs were reportedly taken from him.

Police say they received a report of a video of animal cruelty circulating the internet at around 10:25 a.m. Monday. The statement said that the man is currently in custody and was set to be questioned later in the day on Monday.

Authorities also wanted to warn the public against violence regardless of who or what it is against.

“Whether against a human or animal, violence is never the answer and we will continue to root out those people who think it is to put a stop to their disgusting behaviour.”

Manchester Evening News reported that a representative with the RSPCA stated that the pup is in their custody, and is being evaluated.

“We are aware of this shocking video and are investigating. The dog is now in RSPCA care and is being seen by a vet. A man has been arrested by police and is being interviewed by one of our officers today.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2537 of 01/05/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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