South San Francisco man accused of slapping, punching puppy

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A South San Francisco man was arrested after he was allegedly seen on video slapping and punching a puppy.

Alexander Gamoney was arrested Friday for felony animal abuse, according to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

On January 9, Humane Investigations unit received a report of a man beating a dog at his residence in South San Francisco, according to PHS/SPCA’s Buffy Martin Tarbox.

During the investigation, rescue staff obtained a video of the man slapping and punching a Chihuahua mix puppy, according to Tarbox.

Three puppies were seized from Gamoney on January 9 and taken to safety. 

All of the puppies have since been adopted into new and loving homes.

A search warrant of Gamoney’s property was issued and, on January 24, PHS/SPCA’s rescue staff seized another puppy that had not been at the residence during the initial investigation, along with computers and cell phones.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday and Gamoney was charged with one felony count of animal abuse and was placed into the custody of South San Francisco Police Department.

This department responds to reports of animal cruelty in San Mateo County. To report suspected animal cruelty in San Mateo County, please call 650-340-7022 extension 601 or email at

Last year PHS/SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations Team conducted 386 investigations of cruelty and neglect last year.



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