Manitoba RCMP make arrest after video shows man throwing puppy
Disturbing video shared online shows young male throwing young dog onto pavement
Chemawawin RCMP have arrested an 18-year-old man in relation to a disturbing case of animal abuse after a Facebook video surfaced online showing a man in rural Manitoba throwing a puppy into the air and onto pavement.
RCMP confirmed the video was filmed in Easterville, Man. and allege the male arrested is responsible for throwing the puppy.
The male has yet to be charged and remains in custody.
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The video begins with a man in a red T-shirt holding a brown-coloured German Shepherd puppy in his arms.
"I'm not going to kill it, I'll feel bad," says the man holding the puppy.
He then throws the animal underhand up in the air about six feet above the ground. The dog lands audibly on pavement.
The puppy yelps when it hits the ground and continues to yelp until the end of the video.
The animal appears to be injured, sitting on its hind legs and crying in pain.
"F--- man. That's f---ed up," a man is heard saying in the recording.
Puppy paralyzed, says Manitoba Underdogs
The puppy was located by community volunteers and has since been taken into the care of a dog rescue organization, said RCMP.
Manitoba Underdogs Rescue said they are treating the dog, a female, for her injuries. A Facebook post from the organization says she is not moving and unable to walk and will be seen by a emergency veterinarian.
"She's drinking water, which is great. She's in pain, she is whimpering. She can't move her back legs at all. They did give her some wet food and she is eating a little bit, which is great," said Desiree Klippenstein, media co-ordinator with Manitoba Underdogs.
"She can't weight-bear at all on her left side. She does pull herself across the floor a little bit, but she is in pretty bad shape."