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SF Officials Searching for Man Who Brutally Kicked, Killed Puppy

"He turned and said 'if he barks one more time I'm gonna kick him' and he kicked him right against the wall," said dog owner Lynda Coburn

San Francisco Animal Care & Control is looking for a man caught on camera severely injuring a stranger’s small dog. The dog, whose name is Puppet, sustained a fractured skull while being brutally kicked by the suspect and died the following day.

Animal Control officers said the incident took place in an alleyway off Market St. near Stevenson and it all began when the suspect began arguing then got physical with a woman.

"He turned and said 'if he barks one more time I'm gonna kick him' and he kicked him right against the wall," said dog owner Lynda Coburn. "We went and got the dog and sat right here and blew in his nose and rubbed his chest, he wasn't breathing."

Anyone with information should call Animal Care & Control emergency dispatch at (415)-554-9400 or e-mail acc.dispatch@sfgov.org

"Our agency is on the front lines of investigating animal abuse and neglect," said Virginia Donohue, Executive Director of Animal Care & Control. "The community acts as our eyes and ears. If anyone has evidence that animals are being mistreated, I encourage them to call our agency."

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