Man Caught On Video Viciously Beating Dog in Animal Shelter

Calvin Battle charged with animal cruelty

A 26-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on video viciously beating a dog in an animal shelter.

Calvin Battle was fired after a supervisor viewed a surveillance video that showed him using a metal bowl to beat a dog in a kennel at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Battle was an employee of LifeLine Animal Project, the organization which is contracted to manage the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.

Animals at the shelter are usually abused and abandoned by their previous owners.

Battle and another man were filling bowls with dog food when the incident happened. The surveillance video shows Battle entering a cage where 2 dogs had been fighting over the food. Battle is seen savagely beating one of the dogs with a metal feeding bowl. Another Lifeline worker stands outside the cage and watches the beating taking place.

LifeLine’s executive director, Rebecca Guinn, told Channel 2 Action News that Battle will never work for Lifeline again.

“We were stunned,” Guinn said after viewing the video. “We have a zero tolerance policy for any kind of mistreatment of the animals and we were mortified by this.”

Guinn said even if the dogs inside had been fighting, employees are trained on how to safely handle that. “They’re supposed to use a hose, actually, to separate the dogs,” said Guinn.

Guinn said Battle passed a standard background check that came back clean. “There’s a background check and reference checks, so we had no indication that he did not know how to handle animals,” Guinn said. “This is a gentleman who came to us with a good deal of experience on his resume. Obviously it’s not the kind of experience that we want.”

Police launched an investigation into Battle’s background to determine if there are any past incidents of animal cruelty. The dog involved in the beating, as well as 2 other dogs in the kennel, were taken to a veterinarian to be evaluated for injuries.

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    78 Responses to “Man Caught On Video Viciously Beating Dog in Animal Shelter”

    1. 1

      I’m sure he will do 10yrs for this :tea: let me read

    2. 2

      I hate to sound in sensitive but an animal life is worth more than a black man in this country IJS :coffee:

    3. 3
      The Master Beta :D says:

      Really dude you didn’t have to beat the dog dumb ass

    4. 4
      VDot says:

      I wanna see the video :coffee:

    5. 5
      Unshakable says:

      There.are.just.no.words.period. :no:

      Hope he doesn’t do his significant other/kid(s) like that.

    6. 6

      He may get the needle since he is black.
      Legal Heirarchy in the United States:

      1. White Male
      2. White Female
      3. Asian Male
      4. Asian Female
      5. Jewish Male
      6. Jewish Female
      7. Hispanic Male
      8. Hispanic Female
      9. “Other” Male
      10. “Other” Female
      11. Pure bred Male Dog
      12. Pure Bred Female dog
      13. Black Female
      14. Black Male
      15. Any Pittbull

    7. 7
      Sandra Rose says:

      Animal abuse is typical behavior of sociopaths and children raised in broken homes where beatings and sexual abuse are present. :no:

    8. 8
      The Master Beta :D says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      I hate to sound in sensitive but an animal life is worth more than a black man in this country IJS
      ____________________________________________

      Nah in the USA an animals life is worth more than any humans life ion get it

    9. 9
      Shay_OH says:

      :cell:

      CALLING PETA FOR REAL!!!

    10. 10

      Welp, that’s his azz. Black AND hurt an animal. That there’s a hangin offense rounst here. :no:

      We talked about R & B Diva’s yet? :tea:

    11. 11
      Bird says:

      Damn! What’s his problem? Why would he do such a thing? Some people are just crazy as the day is long.

    12. 12
      Bird says:

      Man your list is good, but a bit out of order. The Jews are at the very least 3 and 4, but probably more like 1 and 2. Hispanic is just above black and hispanic males are less than black and hispanic females.

    13. 13
      A.J. says:

      :no: terrible

    14. 14

      @SANDRA

      Can you PLEASE post a link to the man in California that BLEW UP HIS DOG and WAS NOT charged with animal cruelty “because the dog didn’t suffer.”

      (We know he is yt)
      :coffee:

    15. 15

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      @SANDRA
      Can you PLEASE post a link to the man in California that BLEW UP HIS DOG and WAS NOT charged with animal cruelty “because the dog didn’t suffer.”
      (We know he is yt)
      ____________________

      Chile :wtf:

    16. 16
      Sandra Rose says:

      Bird says:

      Man your list is good, but a bit out of order. The Jews are at the very least 3 and 4, but probably more like 1 and 2. Hispanic is just above black and hispanic males are less than black and hispanic females.
      ___________________

      And the pit bull is above black also.

    17. 17
      BrownskinQT says:

      @Man, what the heck? He blew up the dog and the dog didn’t suffer?!!! Maybe I’m missing something and he was not charged? But Mike Vick…nevermind just sad. :cuss:

    18. 18

      @BIRD
      You are correct
      **Revised Edition:**

      1. White Male
      2. White Female
      3. Jewish Male
      4. Jewish Female
      5. Asian Male
      6. Asian Female
      7. Hispanic Female
      8. “Other” Male
      9. “Other” Female
      10. Pure Bred Female dog
      11. Pure bred Male Dog
      12. Black Female
      13. Hispanic Male
      14. Black Male
      15. Any Pittbull

    19. 19

      Sandra Rose says:

      Bird says:
      Man your list is good, but a bit out of order. The Jews are at the very least 3 and 4, but probably more like 1 and 2. Hispanic is just above black and hispanic males are less than black and hispanic females.
      ___________________
      And the pit bull is above black also.
      _________

      :tea:

    20. 20
      Sandra Rose says:

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      @SANDRA
      Can you PLEASE post a link to the man in California that BLEW UP HIS DOG and WAS NOT charged with animal cruelty “because the dog didn’t suffer.”
      (We know he is yt)
      _____________________

      I posted that link on Twitter yesterday. Do you follow me on Twitter?

    21. 21
      A.J. says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      Bird says:
      Man your list is good, but a bit out of order. The Jews are at the very least 3 and 4, but probably more like 1 and 2. Hispanic is just above black and hispanic males are less than black and hispanic females.
      ___________________
      And the pit bull is above black also.
      _________

      :tea:
      _________
      :dead:

    22. 22
      Anna says:

      :waves: @ everyone.
      The Master Beta :D says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      I hate to sound in sensitive but an animal life is worth more than a black man in this country IJS
      ____________________________________________

      Nah in the USA an animals life is worth more than any humans life ion get it

      ~~~~~~~~~~
      There were animal rights laws, before there were child abuse laws.

    23. 23

      **THE STORY**
      (ridiculous)

      A man accused of blowing up his daughter’s dog because he was mad at her is being held on $500,000 bail, but not for harming the pet pooch.

      “In the animal cruelty statute in the state of Washington it talks about animal suffering,” Undersherriff Dave Cox told ABC News. Since the dog died instantaneously and didn’t suffer before it died, “the prosecutor was concerned about that verbiage,” Cox said.

      Christopher Dillingham, 45, of Stevenson, Wash., allegedly killed the yellow lab named Cabala on Sunday after a dispute with his daughter, who was given the pet by an acquaintance just six months prior.

      “We’re taking this very seriously because it is clearly a violation of state law. It’s a pretty laid back bunch of folks here who own a lot of animals, so it was fairly disturbing to have this happen,” said Cox.

      Dillingham was originally arrested under animal cruelty charges, but those charges were dropped.

    24. 24

      @SANDRA ROSE
      “Can you PLEASE post a link to the man in California that BLEW UP HIS DOG and WAS NOT charged with animal cruelty “because the dog didn’t suffer.”
      (We know he is yt)
      _____________________

      I posted that link on Twitter yesterday. Do you follow me on Twitter?

      ____________________

      Yeah, that’s why I wanted you to post it in here…

    25. 25
      LSLH says:

      1. White Male
      2. White Female
      3. Jewish Male
      4. Jewish Female
      5. Asian Male
      6. Asian Female
      7. Hispanic Female
      8. “Other” Male
      9. “Other” Female
      10. Pure Bred Female dog
      11. Pure bred Male Dog
      12. Black Female
      13. Hispanic Male
      14. Black Male
      15. Any Pitt bull
      __________________

      I completely agree. Sad.

    26. 26

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      @BIRD
      You are correct
      **Revised Edition:**
      1. White Male (Jewish Male)
      2. White Female (Jewish Female)
      3. White Male (White trash)
      4. White Female (White Trash)
      5. Asian Male
      6. Asian Female
      7. Hispanic Female
      8. “Other” Male
      9. “Other” Female
      10. Pure Bred Female dog
      11. Pure bred Male Dog
      12. Hispanic Male
      13. Any Pitbull
      14.Black Female
      15. Black Male

      Fixed :tea:

    27. 27
      Caramel Rain says:

      Wasnt MsB2u the chick that had her legs and shoes in her gravi and went off on me that one time? :huh:

    28. 28
      luVn_liFe... says:

      FOlkS cherish animals :no: down here in coconut creek;two guys who work for Carls Patio and Furniture where out back by the dumpsters
      Seen a Raccoon, Beat the Raccoon to death with a 2×4 they posted it on FB
      Next day it was a big story both of them were arrested and FIRED!

    29. 29
      luVn_liFe... says:

      @JENIE you got that right! #26

    30. 30
      Caramel Rain says:

      He may get the needle since he is black.
      ********

      and he should

    31. 31
      Miany says:

      soooooo @SANDRA ROSE wasted her money with the :newpost: emote huh???
      ole rude azzz ROSES :angry:

    32. 32

      @CARAMEL
      “He may get the needle since he is black.
      ********

      and he should

      __________

      No he shouldn’t. :lol: He never should have been hired in the first place and clearly wasn’t trained.

      You never need to beat a dog to get it to listen to you. :nono:

    33. 33

      luVn_liFe… says:

      FOlkS cherish animals :no: down here in coconut creek;two guys who work for Carls Patio and Furniture where out back by the dumpsters
      Seen a Raccoon, Beat the Raccoon to death with a 2×4 they posted it on FB
      Next day it was a big story both of them were arrested and FIRED!
      _________________

      Last year a friend of mines on FB posted a photo of a skinned coon :no: chile it almost scarred me …. that shyt look like a fetus, however his aunt cooked it :vomit:

    34. 34
      Caramel Rain says:

      If this sociopath will do this to an innocent animal, it’s apparent he has no regard for human life. he’ll prolly turn out to be a child killer or some

    35. 35

      Caramel Rain says:

      Wasnt MsB2u the chick that had her legs and shoes in her gravi and went off on me that one time?
      ___________
      Caramel,

      Baby Girl people stayed going off on you back in the day. The exchange I remember most was between you and Afiya (the day she called everybody ugly and bitter). #memories :nun:

    36. 36
      Miany says:

      Sandra Rose says:
      Animal abuse is typical behavior of sociopaths and children raised in broken homes where beatings and sexual abuse are present.
      ^^ TRUUUUUUE

    37. 37

      Hope he don’t get no jail time cause he got a pretty mouth. They gone be at him in there.

    38. 38

      Caramel Rain says:

      He may get the needle since he is black.
      ********
      and he should
      _________________

      :blink: a human life a for a dog, a damn dog nah

    39. 39
      Caramel Rain says:

      No he shouldn’t. He never should have been hired in the first place and clearly wasn’t trained.

      You never need to beat a dog to get it to listen to you
      **************

      touché

    40. 40
      Miany says:

      Miany says:

      @Razzle..says ‘sprite…obey my puzzz’
      the ratchett posted it on facebook.. dont blame me #blameSociety :tea:

      @Caramel :hug: I hugged you, that means now you no longer care so drop it there.

    41. 41

      This world is fawked up :no: I mean seriously

    42. 42
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      We talked about R & B Diva’s yet?
      —-
      :hug: Hey VA! I missed it last night. Fill me in!!!

    43. 43
      Dem Babies Mama Da Bombshell Esq says:

      Uggghhhhhh some people need JESUS :no:

      Anywho what I miss??? :popcorn:

    44. 44
      luVn_liFe... says:

      Last year a friend of mines on FB posted a photo of a skinned coon :no: chile it almost scarred me …. that shyt look like a fetus, however his aunt cooked it
      ~
      ~
      OMG :shock: JENIE :scared: *shivers* !! Im pisst OFF NOW JENIE,for that visual

    45. 45
      Caramel Rain says:

      Sandra Rose says:
      Animal abuse is typical behavior of sociopaths and children raised in broken homes where beatings and sexual abuse are
      **
      agreed. displaced/misplaced anger/agression. Think ted bundy (i think)

    46. 46
      Caramel Rain says:

      @Caramel I hugged you, that means now you no longer care so drop it there.

      ********************

      :hug: ok lol

    47. 47
      Caramel Rain says:

      that_VA_thickchick says:

      Caramel Rain says:

      Wasnt MsB2u the chick that had her legs and shoes in her gravi and went off on me that one time?
      ___________
      Caramel,

      Baby Girl people stayed going off on you back in the day. The exchange I remember most was between you and Afiya (the day she called everybody ugly and bitter). #memories
      ***************

      uummm hmmm *side eye* :lol:

    48. 48
      Gigi26 says:

      SMH :no:

    49. 49

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      He may get the needle since he is black.
      Legal Heirarchy in the United States:

      1. White Male
      2. White Female
      3. Asian Male
      4. Asian Female
      5. Jewish Male
      6. Jewish Female
      7. Hispanic Male
      8. Hispanic Female
      9. “Other” Male
      10. “Other” Female
      11. Pure bred Male Dog
      12. Pure Bred Female dog
      13. Black Female
      14. Black Male
      15. Any Pittbull
      ———–
      This made me laugh, but it’s true… :no:

    50. 50

      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      We talked about R & B Diva’s yet?
      —-
      Hey VA! I missed it last night. Fill me in!!!
      ____________
      So basically Kelly is the entitled troublemaker of this season. She had an attitude the entire episode because she didn’t have a say in the director for their show. She kept getting in dude face and getting nasty with him. Finally she and Chante had words (Chante was the only one bold enough to say anything-Lil Mo said everything in her one on one’s). At the end, Kelly decided that since it was her idea she would bring in her director…THEN she called and asked him. She raised all that hell the whole episode and hadn’t even ASKED the dude if he would do it. So when she brought him in at the end she pulled out her Timbs, Vaseline, and a straight edge. And Chante just looked at her like Bytch plz, nobody scared of yo triangle shaped azz.

      Oh and Dawn and her white boyfriend wanna try to have kids. But the dr told her her eggs were rotten. (his words)

    51. 51
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @VA so now they have two directors? and Kelly Mr Crab lookin gass needs to chill. I dont like her attitude! So they fired the first guy? and OMG he told her that her eggs were rotten?! Damn.

    52. 52

      Luvyn it was disgusting :no:

    53. 53

      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @VA so now they have two directors? and Kelly Mr Crab lookin gass needs to chill. I dont like her attitude! So they fired the first guy? and OMG he told her that her eggs were rotten?! Damn.

      _______________
      After she acted an azz toward him she gone tell the other ladies that she worked too hard to get to where she is to be disrespected. Meanwhile, she holds her rehearsals in her fuggin living room. HOSITDOWN. And nope, they have two directors. She got the guy that directed that Dreamgirls in the Hood play a couple episodes ago. And he comes in all hype, loud, and wrong. Finally at the end Lil Mo speaks up and tells the dude, “Look who’s directing? Cause I’ve been working with HIM and this is who I’m comfortable with” So it’s gone hit the fan next week.

      And yup, told her her 47 year old eggs were rotten.

    54. 54
    55. 55

      Oh and Dawn and her white boyfriend wanna try to have kids. But the dr told her her eggs were rotten. (his words)

      _____________

      :eek:

    56. 56

      MIANY– She need her azz beat just like that dog got… :no:

      Let me tell y’all about my friend and her dog Penny.

      I forget what breed she is but she’s about 20-30lbs. Well she’s fixed and knows her way home so when it’s time to let her out to potty my friend lets her run freely. I guess one day Penny got tired and laid up under a bush resting/panting by the NEX and someone posted a picture of her on FB laying there claiming she was having seizures and foaming at the mouth.. that post garnered 70+ damn comments of the nature “omg poor dog! where is she? I’m 40min away,I’ll come get her! I’m taking her to the animal shelter this is abuse!” Over the top stuff like that and them some. Someone was then smart enough to say she lives on such and such street so she’s fine.

      Penny came home when she was ready and then my friend said about 30 min later she got a knock on her and some woman shoved her phone in her face with the picture of penny asking was that her dog all nasty like.. you know what color that woman was… my friend is venezuelan. :no:

    57. 57
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @VA Kelly needs to sit her self down. smh. Dawn 47?! Yeah uhhh it’s too late to be trying to have babies. She can always adopt. So on th epreview for next week, what happened?

    58. 58
      ChanAintShyt says:

      El Em Aye Ohh @ rotten eggs. Does that mean her cooch is a fonk box?

    59. 59

      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @VA Kelly needs to sit her self down. smh. Dawn 47?! Yeah uhhh it’s too late to be trying to have babies. She can always adopt. So on th epreview for next week, what happened?
      ______________
      Dawn 47 and the dude 48. Yup! She’s determined she wants kids. It’s funny cause I just knew she was gone be the sh*t stirrer. But she seems so sweet on the show, for now.

      Kelly big bodied azz was irking my soul, you hear me? She was just being a big dumb brat!

      I watched it online so I didn’t see next week’s preview.

    60. 60

      So when she brought him in at the end she pulled out her Timbs, Vaseline, and a straight edge.
      ———
      You’re joking right? :eek:

    61. 61

      So when she brought him in at the end she pulled out her Timbs, Vaseline, and a straight edge.
      ———
      You’re joking right? :eek:

    62. 62

      Man’s face and Chan’s comments :rofl:

    63. 63
      MissHarlem says:

      Sad but I agree with MAN’S revised list.

    64. 64
      Sandra Rose says:

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      You never need to beat a dog to get it to listen to you :nono:
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Same with children.

    65. 65

      Have they successfully done female reproductive organ transplants? *just curious*

    66. 66

      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      So when she brought him in at the end she pulled out her Timbs, Vaseline, and a straight edge.
      ———
      You’re joking right?
      ________
      No Ma’am. :smh:

    67. 67

      @SANDRA ROSE
      “You never need to beat a dog to get it to listen to you
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Same with (some) children.”

      ______________
      I think you left a word out there Sandra.
      :coffee:

    68. 68
      The Pearl! says:

      Hello, Everyone.

      Um-hmm…news woman says: “this video is hard to watch” ok, even though you can hardly make out what is happening because of the metal covering over the cage.

      But when 5+ black dudes beat the living shyt outta this other dude for being gay, that video ran OVER AND OVER AND OVER again…and there was nothing shielding the visual — just straight up showed this young dude getting kicked and beaten all in his body and head for minutes! I mean they showed it for what felt like WEEKS then showed it yet again once it went to trial — repeatedly. I ain’t stupid! I’m so mad at white america right now — and they’re mad cuz Obama’s president.

    69. 69

      But the dr told her her eggs were rotten. (his words)
      ———–
      This is the same type of diagnosis as the lumbar lordosis Ghetto Booty diagnosis isn’t it?

    70. 70

      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      But the dr told her her eggs were rotten. (his words)
      ———–
      This is the same type of diagnosis as the lumbar lordosis Ghetto Booty diagnosis isn’t it?
      ___________
      Now say what now?

    71. 71
      BrownskinQT says:

      @Va, when that dr. said her eggs were rotten, I felt so bad for her!!! @Champ, the dr. knew he could have used a better term than rotten :rofl:

    72. 72
      nybrn2 says:

      Black man+ beating dog= death penalty
      I’m not saying its right but y’all know its true!! Folks will be up in arms over this.

    73. 73
      flsun99 says:

      How sick!!! I’m a dog lover but dont put them above humans. People who abuse animals are usually crazy.

    74. 74
      Miany says:

      @bEDAZZLED… i WOULDA WHISPERED TO THAT HEAUX LIKE….. if you do not teleport your body and all remnants of it from my property within the next two seconds…… (she bet be gone before I say the rest or Ima let the dog.. yea that same dog she was sooooooo concerned bout?? YEA I would unleash HIS AZZ on her) FOH…. they do so much but walk right passed a hungry child like its nothing.. :angry: biii go wash yo coooochie. round hurr worried bout a dayum mutt.

    75. 75
      The Pearl! says:

      Miany says:

      @bEDAZZLED… i WOULDA WHISPERED TO THAT HEAUX LIKE….. if you do not teleport your body and all remnants of it from my property within the next two seconds…… (she bet be gone before I say the rest or Ima let the dog.. yea that same dog she was sooooooo concerned bout?? YEA I would unleash HIS AZZ on her) FOH…. they do so much but walk right passed a hungry child like its nothing.. biii go wash yo coooochie. round hurr worried bout a dayum mutt.

      —–

      Oooh, girl, you ain’t said nothin! A white co-workers and I were discussing the homeless situation in Atlanta…this bicth told me: “Oh, I’ve lived in Midtown too long — I don’t even SEE them any more.” Really? You don’t see the suffering of your fellow (black) human beings?

    76. 76
      Silly Syl says:

      @SANDRA ROSE
      “You never need to beat a dog to get it to listen to you
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Same with (some) children.”

      ______________
      I think you left a word out there Sandra.

      by Man, I just don’t care™ on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm
      ___________
      :cosign:

    77. 77
      ReadingIsFundamental says:

      I’m not a big animal person but, I don’t wish any animal harm. I put more of my emotions in to humans .. especially children who are abused and forced in to labor and sex slavery. I think people who abuse animals are building up to what they really want to do which is to hurt other humans.

      I bet he is a weak d*ck n*gga

    78. 78
      QueenSJ says:

      ReadingIsFundamental says:

      I’m not a big animal person but, I don’t wish any animal harm. I put more of my emotions in to humans .. especially children who are abused and forced in to labor and sex slavery. I think people who abuse animals are building up to what they really want to do which is to hurt other humans.

      I bet he is a weak d*ck n*gga
      _____________________________________________________
      YES! to all of this

      We have dominion over animals, but that does NOT mean we are free to do things like this.

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