Actress Jena Malone has revealed she helped save a small dog from being beaten by an alleged dog abuser in L.A.
The 37-year-old Hunger Games star was driving down Sunset Boulevard in L.A. on Monday when she witnessed a man kicking and beating a small dog.
Malone said she rushed over and tried to pull the dog from the attacker, but he ran away.
The attacker was later caught by the Police after being chased by a number of other people who had also witnessed the alleged abuse.
This was really scary. I saw a man kicking repeatedly a small dog on the sunset, yanking him up in the air and absolutely choking the dog. I yelled at him to stop from my car but he wouldn’t. I got out of my car to try and get the dog but he started running. ( thread) https://t.co/3ftY18M3Ap
— Jena Malone (@MaloneJena) April 6, 2022
“The cops came and took the guy,” Malone explained on Twitter. “I waited with dog til another cop came to take them to the hospital. The dog was covered in filth and looked like it had been not taken care of for months.”
According to a GoFundMe linked by Malone, the dog named Champ had been missing for five days before he was rescued from the attacker. He has now been reunited with his owner.