FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Police in California are searching for a woman who appears in a disturbing dog abuse video that has angered people around the country.
The woman is seen throwing a dog to the pavement. The dog survived the abuse, but was thrown with such force, it continued to roll in the driveway where it was thrown.
The video has already gotten more than 126,000 views on Facebook. Among those who have clicked the link are officers with both the Fairfield Police Department and Solano County Humane Animal Services.
“We are currently looking for her at this time. She is, from what I understand, hiding from us,” said Sgt. Michael Ramirez with Solano Co. Humane Animal Services.
Ramirez says they know who the woman throwing the pug is – Brandi Chin – a suspect they’re trying to find. They believe she has abused this dog before.
“She was recently seen walking down the business district in Fairfield and she apparently had the dog by the tail and she was swinging it around,” said Ramirez.
The surveillance video was shot in front of a home near Texas and Pennsylvania streets in Fairfield.
“I felt really bad that I let her leave with the dog,” said Candy Seward, who said her roommate is Chin’s boyfriend and the pug named Ben, was hurt in a heated argument between the couple.
“She got in a fight with her boyfriend and she got upset and she, I don’t know took the dog,” said Seward.
Seward says she and others in the video wanted to take Ben from Chin, but she stormed off with the pug before anyone could.
Seward agrees that the dog needs to be taken from Chin.
“I think that she should be punished and maybe someone should talk to her about animal cruelty.”
Ramirez believes Chin is hiding in the Vallejo area and hopes people who know where she and Ben are will help end the dog’s torture.
“We are looking to file animal cruelty charges against her and have this dog removed from her because the dog doesn’t deserve that,” said Ramirez. “She doesn’t deserve that dog.”