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A veterinarian was charged with animal abuse after his son filmed and posted a video of him allegedly yelling and using physical force against a dog.

Source: Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV/YouTube

Deputies were dispatched to the home in response to an animal abuse complaint against the Michigan veterinarian. When they arrived, they were told that the video was posted to YouTube of the man yelling and “physically putting his hands” on a German Shepherd, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s office. According to the report, the video was taken by the veterinarian’s son.

The video reportedly shows the man removing the dog from the bedroom by the collar and yelling at the dog while the animal walked around the kitchen. The sheriff’s office said that in the video, the man grabbed the dog and put the animal on their back before holding them by their neck in “a submissive position” and moving the animal around on the floor. The dog was allegedly screaming and whimpering at one point, and the report says that the man “appears to be squeezing the dog’s neck and/or possibly biting the neck of the dog.” He then lifts the dog’s head before “slamming it onto the floor” while continuing the yell.

The man said that he “disciplined” the dog after the animal got into a fight with another German Shorthaired Pointer who was also in the home. He insisted that he would “never hurt” the dog.

Authorities served the man with animal abuse charges but did not press for felony charges and settled for much lower misdemeanor charges instead. Although this is a good start, it does not protect future animals from his abuse.

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