San Francisco puppy owner arrested after abuse caught on camera

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A 26-year-old San Francisco resident was arrested on Saturday after he was caught on camera abusing his 10-month-old Shiba Inu named Aniki. The footage showed Zixuan Liui hitting, kicking and cruelly mistreating the puppy, according to the Department of Animal Care & Control.

Liu was arrested on felony animal cruelty charges and has been released on a $15,000 bond.

The puppy is now in the custody of Animal Care & Control, receiving treatment for bruises and abrasions. Liu is facing fines up to $20,000 and possible jail time.

Anyone with evidence that animals are being mistreated is asked to call Animal Care and Control at (415) 554-9400.

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