LANCASTER – The dog seen on cell phone video being abused and slammed onto a Lancaster street is headed to a caring foster home, authorities said Monday morning.
“Daisy” is a female, black and white pit bull mix believed to be about six months old, according to officials at the Lancaster Animal Shelter.
An examination showed no outward injuries, but the puppy will be monitored in foster care for at least two weeks before she can be placed up for adoption, said Sgt. Montez of the Lancaster Animal Shelter.
“We want to bring her out of the trauma by having her in a home with one of our fosters so that when she does come back for adoption, she’ll be that happy puppy,” Montez said.
Daisy appeared timid, but was otherwise in good spirits as she licked and nuzzled up to Sgt. Montez at the Lancaster Animal Shelter Monday morning.
Someone has already expressed interest in adopting Daisy when the animal gets out of foster care, Montez said.
Robert Martin of Lancaster was arrested Aug. 8 for felony animal cruelty after Martin was allegedly seen beating and slamming the puppy on the ground near Lancaster Blvd. and 5th Street East. Local resident Lindsey Cooks captured the abuse on video and notified authorities. (View the disturbing video below)
“Upon the deputies’ arrival, deputies learned that the suspect was seen walking a small, black (mixed breed) dog on a leash before punching the dog several times. Deputies obtained a video recording from a witness and upon review, contacted the suspect, 53 year-old Robert Martin, at his residence in Lancaster,” stated a Sheriff’s Department press release issued Monday.
Martin remains jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.
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