Another excellent case of “See Something… Say Something”, as a man saw this woman abusing her dog and called the proper authorities.

Vincent Minutello saw the abuse taking place at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and recorded it on his cellphone. He then tries to intervene on the dogs behalf, telling the woman, “hey.. can you take it easy on the dog, please” and followed with “you can’t do what you’re doing. You’re choking him, you’re hanging your dog!”  The woman identified as 26 year old Michelle Sieber, simply laughs and responds with “do you want him?”

Minutello reported the abuse to police and showed them the video, which he had posted to his Facebook page. Thanks to him, Sieber was arrested for animal cruelty in Clearwater and booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

This happens way too often, and I applaud this man for doing what he could to stop the abuse and then following up with calls to animal services and the police.

Sieber’s dogs, including the one in the video, are now in the hands of animal control, according to deputies. Investigators said the dog did not suffer any injuries and appears to be okay.

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