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SF man arrested for allegedly abusing his puppy

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Zixuan Liu, 26, was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty for allegedly abusing his 10-month-old puppy. (Courtesy San Francisco Animal Care and Control)
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A San Francisco man was arrested Saturday after he was filmed allegedly abusing his 10-month-old puppy.

Zixuan Liu, 26, was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty for allegedly hitting, kicking and otherwise mistreating the Shiba Inu puppy, according to San Francisco Animal Care and Control officials.

The charges carry fines of up to $20,000 or possible jail time. Liu has been released on $15,000 bail.

The puppy, Aniki, is being treated for bruises and abrasions and is in the custody of Animal Care and Control.

Anyone with evidence that animals are being mistreated is asked to call Animal Care and Control at (415) 554-9400.

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