CHICAGO (CBS) — A Hegewisch house owner had a warning for others Wednesday night time, after her house safety cameras caught somebody pepper-spraying her canines over the fence.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, the canine’s proprietor believes it wasn’t the primary time it occurred.
From the sidewalk, you possibly can solely see the canines pacing, hear the barks, and browse the “watch out for canine” and “no trespassing: indicators. Go on the opposite aspect of Melissa Ramirez’s fence within the Hegewisch neighborhood, and you’ll meet two canines named Apollo and Rex having fun with a day within the yard with Ramirez’s 5-year-old daughter, Madeline.
“I heard the canines bark, so I regarded out my balcony window proper there and didn’t see something,” Ramirez stated.
However when Ramirez just lately checked out her safety digital camera footage, she shortly noticed why her canines had been barking.
“It’s heart-wrenching that individuals are doing this out right here,” she stated.
The video exhibits an individual strolling by the fence with their hand prolonged. Ramirez stated that particular person is spraying the canines with Mace by means of the fence.
It’s the similar space the place Madeline typically performs, however she wasn’t on the market on today.
“You don’t like a canine barking, so that you simply spray them in their very own yard?” Ramirez stated. “After which he type of jumped and went over my fence with the merchandise.
The person is then seen reaching his hand with the Mace over the fence, He then walks away.
Ramirez adopted and confronted him.
“‘What had been you doing to my canine? Why had been you doing this to my canine?’ I stated. ‘I’ve seen you on my property doing one thing to my canines,’” Ramirez stated. “And he goes, ‘Nicely, why does that canine at all times must bark at me?’ I stated: ‘Severely? It’s a canine. That’s what they do.’”
The canines are OK. However Ramirez fears this wasn’t the primary time, and desires this troubling video to function a warning.
“Rex, our 6-month-old pet, he’s been getting gooey eyes and purple eyes at random I hope individuals assume twice earlier than doing this to animals after they’re safe,” Ramirez stated.
Within the video, a girl walks by moments after the incident, and Ramirez stated she recognized herself because the guardian or guardian. Ramirez stated she was extraordinarily hostile. She stated she has police report.
In the meantime in one other video circulating on Fb, a poster claims a girl pepper-sprayed her canines through her fence on the Northwest Facet. The canine’s proprietor says she took each pups to the vet and filed a police report.