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Man seen on video repeatedly scalding girlfriend’s dog with boiling water

By Tanya Clark 7:11 AM November 9, 2017
Enping Qu and the dog

Police in California were called to a home after a man was seen scalding his girlfriend’s dog with boiling water.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said that at about 4:45 p.m., deputies from the Chino Hills Station were dispatched to the 16000 block of Butterfield Ranch Road regarding an animal cruelty call.

Two teenagers said they saw a man on a porch of a nearby apartment building pouring boiling water on a dog at least five times while it was inside a cage.

Police went to the home and conducted a welfare check on the dog.

Deputies found a tea kettle containing scorching hot water and observed the dog’s coat and skin was warm.

The Inland Valley Humane Society responded and measured the water in the kettle at 129 degrees using a temperature gauge.

The dog was taken to an Inland Valley Humane Society contracted veterinarian, where it is being treated.

Police arrested 22-year-old Enping Qu. He was charged with felony animal cruelty.

The teens handed over a video of the incident to police. They recorded the act as proof against the suspect. The video has not yet been released to the public due to the ongoing investigation.