Animal Cruelty Suspect Arrested

Houston SPCA Cruelty Investigators continue saving lives and responding to reports of animal cruelty every day during the COVID-19 crisis. This is the story of Bear.

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The Houston Police Department served a felony animal cruelty warrant this morning after obtaining video surveillance of a suspect who is shown repeatedly kicking and hitting his 8-year-old black lab, Bear, on a rooftop in downtown Houston on Sunday, March 29.  HPD handed Bear over to a Houston SPCA Cruelty Investigator at the scene. He was taken to the Houston SPCA’s Animal Medical Center on campus for a thorough veterinary exam. The Houston SPCA will continue caring for Bear. A virtual court hearing will be held later this month.

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