Riverside County dog thrown over razor-wire fence by owner who has since disappeared

Animal service officials in Southern California are searching for a man who recently threw a dog over a barbed wire fence and abandoned the animal.

The horrifying incident that was caught on camera shows a man picking up the dog and throwing it over a door at a cell phone tower in Riverside County.

The dog’s owner, Robert Ruiz Jr., 30, has disappeared without a trace as officials search for answers.

A representative from the local animal shelter said they are now looking for a new home for the ‘very sweet’ traumatized animal.

The 'very sweet' pup was mostly uninjured in the incident, according to local officials.

The ‘very sweet’ pup was mostly uninjured in the incident, according to local officials.

The video, taken from a security camera on the cell phone tower, was shared by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services on Wednesday.

Local officials hope the video will prompt someone to come forward with information about the man whose actions could have resulted in the death of an innocent dog.

The incident occurred in Winchester, a census-designated place southwest of Los Angeles and northeast of Temecula.

In the 45-second video shared by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, the animal can be seen standing next to the man for several seconds before he lifts the dog over its head and tosses it into the air.

The eight-year-old pit bull mix is ​​thrown backwards, even getting caught on the barbed wire in mid-air.

The snag causes the dog, who was originally named KO, to flip over before luckily landing on his paws.

The incident occurred in Winchester, a census-designated place southwest of Los Angeles and northeast of Temecula.

The incident occurred in Winchester, a census-designated place southwest of Los Angeles and northeast of Temecula.

The incident occurred in Winchester, a census-designated place southwest of Los Angeles and northeast of Temecula.

This Is Where The Dog Was Dumped Over A Barbed Wire Fence In California

This Is Where The Dog Was Dumped Over A Barbed Wire Fence In California

This Is Where The Dog Was Dumped Over A Barbed Wire Fence In California

The man in the video walks away immediately after dumping the pup and quickly leaves the site.

KO, renamed Ken by the animal center officials, then heads to the corner of the enclosed area and looks longingly at the man walking away.

Ken is then heard whimpering quietly until the video cuts out.

DailyMail.com spoke to John Welsh of the Southern California Animal Center who said the ‘sweet’ animal is still in his custody.

“It’s heartbreaking to see an animal treated in this way,” Welsh said.

In the 45-second video shared by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, the animal can be seen standing next to the man for several seconds before he lifts the dog over his head.

In the 45-second video shared by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, the animal can be seen standing next to the man for several seconds before he lifts the dog over his head.

In the 45-second video shared by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, the animal can be seen standing next to the man for several seconds before he lifts the dog over his head.

The man, believed to be 30-year-old Robert Ruiz Jr., tosses him through the air over the fence.

The man, believed to be 30-year-old Robert Ruiz Jr., tosses him through the air over the fence.

The man, believed to be 30-year-old Robert Ruiz Jr., tosses him through the air over the fence.

While Welsh said he’s not an animal behavior specialist, he said the dog’s response could

“That dog clearly looked like ‘hey, where are you going, why are you leaving me?'” the Riverside County animal services worker said.

Maintenance workers eventually found the dog and contacted animal services and cared for Ken at the scene.

The employees told the animal services worker that the dog was very thirsty and they gave him three bottles of water.

Ken is microchipped, so officials were able to identify his owner as Ruiz Jr.

Several attempts have been made to reach Ruiz Jr. at his Temecula address, but the man no longer lives there and the number attached to the chip does not allow calls, according to authorities.

“We are now moving forward with the warrant search because this individual must be held accountable for such a horrific act of willful neglect,” Animal Services Commander Josh Sisler said in a new statement.

Sisler also said he is confident the man in the video is Ruiz Jr.

The eight-year-old pit bull mix is ​​thrown backwards, even getting caught on the barbed wire in mid-air.

The eight-year-old pit bull mix is ​​thrown backwards, even getting caught on the barbed wire in mid-air.

The eight-year-old pit bull mix is ​​thrown backwards, even getting caught on the barbed wire in mid-air.

The problem causes the dog, who was originally named KO, to flip over before luckily landing on his paws.

The problem causes the dog, who was originally named KO, to flip over before luckily landing on his paws.

The problem causes the dog, who was originally named KO, to flip over before luckily landing on his paws.

Welsh told DailyMail.com that the arrest statement had not been filed until January 5.

‘It is shocking to see this act. It is a small miracle that the dog did not sustain serious injuries from the barbed wire or from falling that high,” Sisler said.

Ken was examined by vets for injuries and is being cared for at a shelter in Jurupa Valley, Welsh said.

The puppy was also the laughed his eyes at the mucus discharge.

Ken is now up for adoption or transfer it to one of the county’s partner rescue organizations.

Welsh said the center is accepting tips and requests.

“We’re getting a lot of interest from the public,” Welsh said.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Ruiz Jr. or who is interested in adopting Ken can contact the Riverside County Department of Animal Services at shelterinfo@rivco.org.

KO, renamed Ken by the animal center officials, then heads to the corner of the enclosed area and looks longingly at the man walking away.

KO, renamed Ken by the animal center officials, then heads to the corner of the enclosed area and looks longingly at the man walking away.

KO, renamed Ken by the animal center officials, then heads to the corner of the enclosed area and looks longingly at the man walking away.

Video of the incident sparked a backlash from animal lovers on social media who were shocked by the man’s horrendous actions.

“Perhaps throwing the ‘owner’ over a high barbed wire fence into a compound with no food, no water and no shelter would be appropriate in addition to a fine,” one person suggested.

“Hoping for a quick arrest and quick placement in an amazing home for Ken,” one Facebook user said.

‘That’s why I don’t trust a lot of people because to a lot of them they’re completely evil. Thank God the dog is in good hands now,” said another.

“That precious dog goes to the fence watching that idiot wag his tail away…please find that guy…dog will be shown love from now on,” one person wrote.

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