WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT
These videos show an OAP hanging a poor pooch from a tree in a neighbour’s garden and torturing it to death in front of a youngster after she reportedly caught it fighting with her dog.
The incident took place in the town of Cayasta in the north-eastern Argentine province of Santa Fe when the unnamed woman, reportedly in her 60s, found the dog fighting with her pet in front of her house.
The suspect separated the animals and took the neighbour’s dog, called Apollo, round to their house, strung it up with wire to a tree and tortured it to death in front of two girls aged six and four, according to local media.
The children reportedly tried to stop the woman, but to no avail.
A 10 year old neighbour filmed the shocking scenes and posted the clips on Twitter. In one video, the suspect appears to repeatedly stab the dog.
The animal’s owner, identified as Jonathan, reported the incident to the police.
He told local media: “Apollo lived with me, but when I travel to Buenos Aires for work, it used to escape from my property and go to my ex-girlfriend’s house.
“My daughter also lives there with a girl my ex had with another man.
“I rescued Apollo from a rubbish tip two years ago and it became part of my family. We never imagined something like this would happen.
The local authorities are investigating the incident, but the suspect has not been arrested so far, according to reports.
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