Disgusting moment a cruel pedestrian unleashes a flurry of punches at a helpless dog after coaxing the poor animal closer
- Disturbing video footage has been released of a man repeatedly punching a dog
- The video shows the man coaxing the innocent animal over before attacking
- The dog wasn’t acting aggressively prior him punching it more than 15 times
- After more than 20 seconds of continuous hitting, the dog manages to get away
- The RSPCA is hoping to launch prosecution if they can identify the man
Shocking footage has emerged of a man coaxing a dog towards him on a footpath before punching the helpless animal more than a dozen times.
Two men were caught on CCTV camera walking on a street in Mackay, north Queensland, when one man bent down and coaxed a random dog over to him.
He patted the dog briefly when it rolled over, before brutally punching the animal for more than 20 seconds.
The man then picked up the defenseless animal by its collar and slammed it down before it managed to run away.
RSPCA Queensland’s Michael Beatty said he was horrified by the footage.
‘Personally, I find the attack very disturbing, I mean the attack just went on and on,’ Mr Beatty said.
The incident, which occurred in Mackay, north Queensland, prompted the RSPCA to release the disturbing CCTV footage to Facebook, in a bit to identify the mystery man.
Two men were spotted walking on a suburban Mackay street, before one man unleashed an unprovoked punching attack on a dog passing by
After coaxing the dog over the man began punching it more than a dozen times before it was finally able to run away
‘What’s really disturbing is that it seems totally unprovoked — the dog didn’t act aggressively in any of the vision that we’ve seen and the dog had no idea what was going to happen when he went to the man,’ Mr. Beatty said.
Police said at this stage they aren’t investigating the incident, and the unknown dog hasn’t been taken to any local vets in the area.
It’s also not clear if the dog belonged to the man or if he knew it.
The maximum penalty for animal cruelty under the Animal Care and Protection Act is three years in jail or a fine of up to $220,000.
The RSPCA is hoping someone will be able to recognise the man responsible from the grainy CCTV footage, or possibly know the man he was walking with.
If you know the person(s) or dog seen in this video please contact the RSPCA on 1300 264 625.