A pit-bull mix pup seen on camera being thrown over a fence by a man who then callously walked away has a new name and a new forever home!
The dog, whose previous name was KO, was abandoned last month by his owner. A video surfaced and spread on social media of the man lifting the 8-year-old dog up and throwing him over a razor wire fence at a Riverside County cell tower. About two hours later, workers found them and said the dog appeared to be ok but was thirsty. They brought him to the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.
Investigators say KO was microchipped and they were able to identify his owner, a 30-year-old man named Robert Ruiz Jr., but they have yet to track him down. They want to find him because they intend to pursue animal cruelty charges against him.
Officer Michael McGee told NBC4:
"We are sure tat the man in the video is the owner of the dog. It's just shocking to see this act. It's a small miracle that the dog did not sustain serious injuries from the barbed wire or from falling that high."
KO was renamed Ken and spent several weeks recovering from the ordeal at the shelter. That's when Jennifer, a woman from Orange County, saw his story and insisted on adopting the sweet doggo and giving him a loving home. Workers at the shelter snapped a pic of the pair as he left. Congrats Ken and Jennifer!