A 56-year-old man was arrested midnight Tuesday in his flat in Yau Ma Tei for alleged dog abuse, Apple Daily reported.
Police said the man was accused of pouring bleach on two dogs tied to the gate of a parking lot on Tai Yip Street in Kowloon Bay at around 5 a.m. on Monday last week.
The man also started beating up the dogs with a mop, but a security guard on patrol saw what he was doing and shouted at him to stop. He fled.
The guard reviewed the footage from a security camera and learned that the man abused the dogs for about 15 seconds. He reported the case to the police on Dec. 30.
The dogs, which had swollen eyes and noses, were sent to an office of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for rehabilitation and care.
Police made the arrest after investigation identified the suspect, who turned out to be an employee in an establishment nearby.
Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, offenders face a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment and a fine of up to HK$200,000 (US$25,800).
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