San Mateo man arrested for allegedly beating dog

San Mateo police say Rami Al-Zetawi, 37, was arrested for felony animal cruelty. (Photo Courtesy San Mateo County Sheriff's Offie)

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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