WARNING: The video below contains heartbreaking, graphic footage that will be disturbing to anyone who watches.
Every single day, there are a staggering number of animal cruelty cases that get reported in newspapers, on television and the Internet, though these are only a small portion compared to those that go unreported and unrecognized.
Thankfully for Missy, her owner’s neighbor captured the horrifying abuse she was suffering on camera, which ultimately led to her rescue.
When the neighbor heard worrying sounds coming from Missy’s backyard, they peeked over the fence to check out what was going on. That’s when they discovered something they couldn’t believe: Missy’s owner was brutally beating and berating her.
She was being kicked, punched, and slammed to the ground. Her owner also went as far as calling the dog a “dumb bitch.”
After the video was posted on social media, the Corpus Christi Police Department, along with Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, stepped in.
Allegedly, the owner explained that Missy was chained up because she had been trying to run away. We honestly can’t see how any animal would want to stick around to endure that kind of abuse on a daily basis.
The Corpus Christi Police Department are currently investigating the abuse.
We’re just happy to know Missy is now in a safe place.
She is well and in our custody now. The investigation will continue in the coming days. Thank you all. pic.twitter.com/dMGa7zvK3B
— Corpus Christi PD (@CorpusChristiPD) December 9, 2015