Poughkeepsie dog seen being abused on video found safe and sound

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Friday, January 30, 2015
Gizmo is now safe after he was seen on a cell phone video getting repeatedly kicked, allegedly by his owner, in Poughkeepsie.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A pooch from Poughkeepsie is safe and sound as police search for his abusive owner.

Gizmo, who appears to be a Maltese mix, was recovered from a home in Brooklyn Thursday.

Last month, a resident in Poughkeepsie shot cell phone video of Gizmo being beaten by a man in a park.

Police say the man is Gizmo's owner, Theophilus Burke, who's now wanted for animal cruelty.