COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A concerned neighbor is speaking out after she says a man abused his 5-month-old pit bull in Colorado Springs.

Police say they received several calls about the incident, but animal control didn’t see any visible injuries to the puppy.

A woman shot video of the man throwing the dog. She also claims he kicked it. She didn’t want to appear on camera for her own safety.

“As I was walking in the parking lot across the street, I saw him kicking the dog and start flinging him … I started recording. A coworker of mine saw him choke the dog at one point. … Every time the guy did something to him, the puppy came right back over. It didn’t know what it was doing wrong,” the woman said. “He’s still a pup, so he’s obviously been through some stuff. But hopefully with time and love, someone can help him change and give him a future.”

The video helped police charge the man with animal cruelty. His name hasn’t been released.

The puppy is now with the Humane Society.

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