STATEN ISLAND (WABC) --Police are searching for the suspect who slashed a man who came to the defense of a dog.
The man was slashed in the head after he tried to confront a man for punching and beating a dog with a belt.
Surveillance shows the two men punching, kicking and beating dogs in front of a home on Staten Island on May 24th.
Investigators say the victim tried to intervene but the suspect pulled out a knife and slashed him above the eye.
Police released surveillance video that they say shows the suspect walking with another man, who was holding a white dog on a leash. Detectives are looking to speak with both of the men.
Anyone who recognizes either of the suspects is asked to call police.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)