Security Camera Catches Man Throwing Small Dog

Posted at 8:33 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 23:22:05-04

A Lebanon homeowner was charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on camera violently throwing his down onto his porch.

Andrew Greer, 49, was arrested on June 17 when police where called to his home on Clearview Drive for possible incident of animal cruelty.

Officers found a small black dog hiding in the bushes at the home. The dog, named Charlie, was visibly shaking and could not be coaxed to come out from the bushes.

At the time, Greer had an active warrant for Violation of Probation and was placed under arrest.

April Pope, who lives across the street, witnessed the abuse.  She said Greer came out of his house, picked up his dog and slammed him on the concrete steps, and then walked back inside the house.   She then realized that security cameras outside her house captured the act.

"I was very shocked, and then sick to my stomach where I thought I was going to throw up," said Pope.  

After calling police, Pope and her husband shared their video with police.

"It makes me feel awful," said Jason Pope.  "The dog didn’t deserve that.  He's a good little dog."

The Popes said they had seen Greer hurt the dog other times in the past.

Greer was charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty. Charlie was taken into protective custody by Lebanon Animal Control.

Charlie was checked by a local Veterinarian, and other than being malnourished, no serious injuries were found.  

"I’m just hoping they find him a good home where he is taken care of," said Pope.  "He’s got a great personality.  He's very friendly and energetic, and he’ll make a great pet."