A California man accused of abandoning his canine by throwing it over the fence surrounding a cellphone tower was arrested on Thursday.
Robert Ruiz Jr., 30, has been charged with felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor abandonment. Throughout his arrest, a 1-year-old feminine pit bull combine was seized. He’s suspected of abandoning one other canine that officers are nonetheless working to find.
Surveillance footage captured the disturbing second Ruiz threw his 8-year-old pit combine over the 7-foot-tall fence surrounding a Winchester cell tower final month. On the prime of the fence was barbed wire, which the canine made contact with, inflicting him to flip by the air.
“It is a small miracle that the dog did not sustain serious injuries from the barbed wire or from falling that high,” Officer Michael McGee mentioned to NBC4.
Ruiz instructed Animal Companies after his arrest that he felt he was doing the correct factor. He defined that he didn’t need to convey the canine to a shelter for unknown causes.
Fortunately, upkeep employees discovered the canine lower than two hours later. He was dehydrated and suffered minor accidents however was not severely harm. The canine, now known as Ken, was taken to the Western Riverside County/Metropolis Animal Shelter.
It was initially reported that an Orange County lady adopted Ken, however a rescue took him in. The founding father of Underdog Heroes Rescue instructed KTLA that they’d have confronted challenges getting the canine with out being dishonest.
The canine is now being handled for a respiratory an infection and will likely be positioned in a foster residence subsequent weekend. He will likely be up for adoption after that.