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Humane Society Says Dog Beating By DreamWorks Animator Caught On Tape Worst In Pasadena History

UPDATE: The accused dog beater has been identified as an animator for DreamWorks, having worked on animal-themed films including “Kung Fu Panda,” “Shark Tale,” “Bee Movie” and “Madagascar 2”.

UPDATE 2: Prosecutors now claim after he killed the dog, he carried off its body.

The abuse of an animal never makes any sense. This particular abuse case however, makes the least sense of all.

In what local Humane Society officers called the worst case of animal abuse they’ve ever seen, a 40-year-old Pasadena, California man was booked Wednesday on suspicion of repeatedly beating a muzzled German Shepherd while it was leashed to a fence.

Young Song was arrested at his home on suspicion of felony animal cruelty in connection with the brutal attack on the 14-month-old dog, which was caught on videotape.

Song is being held on $40,000 bail at the Pasadena City Jail.

The beating was captured by a security camera the dog’s owner mounted outside his home, said Ricky Whitman, Pasadena California Humane Society spokeswoman,.

“When our officers first viewed the videotape, one of our officers had tears in his eyes. He’d never seen anything like this before,” said Steve McNall, who heads the Pasadena Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “In my 31 years at this animal shelter I’ve never seen anything like this.”

In the video, the suspect is seen scaling the back of his neighbor’s home in Pasadena, California on April 20, shooting the Shepherd with a pellet gun and beating it while it was leashed to a fence and muzzled, according to Whitman’s description.

It was unclear what type of weapon was used to beat the animal, she said.

The dog went missing after the attack, Whitman said.

“It’s a strong possibility that he killed the animal, and we have strong evidence that he knows about the whereabouts of the dog,” she said. “It looks like he did something with the severely beaten animal, but we don’t know where the dog is. We hope to find out soon.”

Pasadena, California police and Humane Society officers served a search warrant Wednesday at Song’s home.

“We found evidence, strong evidence, related to the case. But we are still investigating and do not want to release information on what was found in the house,” said Lt. Nemesio Arteaga of the Humane Society.

One of Song’s neighbors was “shocked” by Song’s arrest, saying he is a husband and a father.

“He’s a very nice and kind person,” said Paul Lofthouse, who lives directly across the street from Song. “He must have snapped. He has three dogs of his own and chickens in the backyard. It’s a total surprise.”

Story By Elaine Furst For Dog Files

 

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Diane Owens
Diane Owens
11 years ago

This is unforgivable!! He should lose his job and get jail time. The dog wasn’t on his property or causing him any harm!! Laws to be stronger to punish people like him!!

justAgirl
justAgirl
11 years ago

Sorry but “very nice and kind people” do not beat animals.

Patty Duval
11 years ago

Not Guilty What A Jerk They Have Him On Video Beating That Poor Dog . They Need To Throw The Dam Book At Him And Make Him Serve 10 Years In Jail And Take Away All His Animals And Make It So He Can Never Ever Own Another Animal For The Rest Of His Life. People Like This Make Me Sick

Deb
Deb
11 years ago
Reply to  Patty Duval

I totaly agree! We also need to make the punishment fit the crime.

Daybreak938
Daybreak938
11 years ago
Reply to  Patty Duval

He will probably try to say he was temporally insane and try to get off. Hey if you beat an animal like this there is no reason for him. He needs to be beat the same way.

Tamara
Tamara
11 years ago

Young Song did it make you feel like a man beating and shooting a poor defenseless puppy you piece of maggot shit, I say we put all the worthless pieces of shit animal abusers all together and let them beat each other to death RIP poor puppy you did’nt deserve this.

Wendoxia
Wendoxia
11 years ago

I want to make sure this case doesnt disappear or get plea bargained down. if you friend me on facebook, i will keep you updated. i have a paralegal friend calling the DA today. [email protected]

Raven
Raven
11 years ago
Reply to  Wendoxia

Thank you please add me and keep me updated.

Melinda
Melinda
11 years ago

This Guy better get jail time!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

If this guy doesn’t get punished by our justice system then somebody better tie his ass up to a fence and beat him to death. We have to take a strong stand against animal abuse because if someone will abuse a helpless animal like that then they are able to do it to children. But that aside.. I hate deep down in my heart anyone who would hurt an animal.

Jacob Ross
11 years ago

I don’t have proper words for this. Someone get me a pellet gun and a hammer…

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Dream Works is on facebook. Go in and demand this man be fired!!

Lucybell
Lucybell
11 years ago

I HOPE HE COMES FACE TO FACE WITH A SPEEDING TRAIN FOR WHAT HE DID. THIS IS DISGUSTING.

Tonianne Lilac
Tonianne Lilac
11 years ago

People who do this sort of thing, are not in their right mind they are either mentally ill or on drugs. My ex started to get the crop out and chase our beautiful springer spaniel around with it, the dog fled and hid behind my legs as I was doing the dishes and looking out the window, not aware of what had been happening. My ex was not on drugs, but after he went to hit our dog with the crop and got my leg instead, I decided that was it and among many other reasons, that is why he is now my ex and has been for about 5years now and will never cross my doorstep again.

Deb
Deb
11 years ago

There is no way I could even watch this video. I know it would break my heart. I do know I hope the man never sees the light of day again. Hopefuly someone in jail will give him his just rewards and then some!!

Dalachance
Dalachance
11 years ago

I hope Dreamworks has the guts to fire this guy. He is not to be trusted.

Dalachance
Dalachance
11 years ago

I hope Dreamworks has the guts to fire this guy. He is not to be trusted.

DCoop
DCoop
11 years ago

What about the person taking the video footage? Why didn’t that person stop the abuse. That’s just as bad.

Niteowl99
Niteowl99
11 years ago

The footage was on a surveilance camera. I don’t think it was witnessed live.

Jencodes
Jencodes
11 years ago

I wil no longer see ANY more dreamworks films….what he did is disgusting and unforgivable. I believe there should be a boycott of Dreamworks films until this man is fired.

Bob Fun
Bob Fun
11 years ago
Reply to  Jencodes

Yes, lets further spread the misery by making the hundreds of people that work on movies suffer for the actions of one demented individual.

Strider
Strider
11 years ago

As a dog owner, particularly a german shepherd owner, stories like this make my blood boil. I am glad I live 3000 miles away from there because I don’t think I could restrain myself. That guy deserves to die.

Lovemywayx3
Lovemywayx3
11 years ago
Reply to  Strider

I understand you there . I am usually not a very violent person but I must admit upon reading this
A part of me wished we still had public hangings .

Strider
Strider
11 years ago

And yes, EVERYONE should go on Facebook, contact Dreamworks and demand he be shitcanned immediately!

Strider
Strider
11 years ago

And yes, EVERYONE should go on Facebook, contact Dreamworks and demand he be shitcanned immediately!

Katsmeow2u2
Katsmeow2u2
11 years ago

I can’t watch the video. I am a huge animal lover. I actually love animals better than humans. The man who did this horrible thing should have the same thing done to him.

Smog515
Smog515
11 years ago

I just hope he rots in jail..I’m all about paying it back…so the idea of the pellet gun and the hammer used against him while he’s handcuffed and muffled…that’s what he truly deserves..let’s see how he’d like it.

Lovemywayx3
Lovemywayx3
11 years ago

I don’t care if he just ” snapped ” and he has pets of his own . He shouldn’t be allowed them
Anymore and sickos like that shouldn’t have their hands in childrens movies !

Rene
Rene
11 years ago

Does anyone have any news on this case? 

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