Hayley Jacobsen, of Church Hill, said she was at the Chimborazo dog park Wednesday between 4:45 and 6 p.m. when she saw a man chase after his Doberman thinking it was eating something dangerous.
“He said I think she’s chewing on metal,” Jacobsen said. “He then grabs her by the neck and slams her down on the concrete and gets in her mouth and realizes it’s just old crusty grass.”
But instead of simply letting the dog go Jacobsen said what happened next left her stunned.
“He grabbed the hose, turned it on, and then proceeded to shove the turned-on hose down the dog’s throat saying, ‘this is what happens when you don’t ‘effing listen to me.’ He was basically waterboarding his dog.”
According to the Richmond Animal Care and Control, please do the following if you see something like this happen:
If safe to do so, take a video or picture of the suspected abuse
Get a name of the person suspected of doing the abusing
Even jot down a license plate