San Mateo man arrested for allegedly beating dog

Monday, May 22, 2017 02:38PM
San Mateo police say Rami Al-Zetawi, 37, was arrested for felony animal cruelty. (Photo Courtesy San Mateo County Sheriff's Offie)
SAN MATEO, Calif. - On May 19, San Mateo police officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of South Norfolk Street for a report of a male subject beating a dog.

San Mateo Police officers found Rami Al-Zetawi, 37, kneeling next to an obviously injured Husky breed dog.

Al-Zetawi claimed that he was the owner of the dog.

The Peninsula Humane Society responded and took the injured dog into protective custody. The injured dog was taken to a local Emergency Animal Hospital for treatment.

Al-Zetawi was placed under arrest and booked into San Mateo County Jail for felony animal cruelty.
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