In the madison area.
Police say a man caught beating his dog on tape won't face criminal charges..
Or lose custody of his pet.
Rock county reporter adam duxter joins now..
With the latest from the situation in beloit.
Eric and dannika ... it's a situation that would make any dog owner cringe... and while it's got neighbors upset... it's not enough to warrant a felony charge... just a warning..
Some of the video included in this story is graphic.
And might be hard to watch for some viewers.
Come here girl it's hard to question the love between a dog..
And it's owner.
((( , " "))) 5 40 15 we've had from a little kid, 3-4 dogs in the family at all times chad smith and his dog zena are no different.
((( , " "))) 5 40 55 i don't have to worry about anything, it's like, they're out there in the backyard playing i feel safe in the house because no one's going to try and take my son with the dog in the backyard.
Which is why..
"theyre walking out there... he's got them on a leash" the following video is so difficult for him to watch.
((( , " "))) 5 33 20 my wife was standing in our big living room window.
She was like, the neighbor just whipped his dog three times with a leash, and i was like, what?
Smith checked his security footage..
((( , " "))) 5 41 55 he walks up to the brown dog as they're coming out of the woods and hits the dog in the face with whatever he had.
5 42 21 when you see the dog finally lay down basically on its back with its legs up..
He comes and puts his foot on the dogs neck and hits the dog in the head twice.
He called beloit police.
Who say today..the dog's owner.... cody bennington faces a ticket.
And won't lose his dog.
((( , " "))) 5 56 15 he explained that he did do that to his animal, because his animal had run off the property several times and he was instilling some discipline in his dog.
Andre sayles told me today..
Had the dog been injured..
The neighbor in question could have been arrested.
But the dog showed no signs of broken bones..
He can't believe it.
((( , " "))) 5 42 47 i cant even put into words the frustration and anger that i had.
5 42 40 anyone that has a dog or loves a dog would feel the same way if they watched that.
Sayles says... animal owners need to do better..
And be better.
((( , " "))) 5 59 00 we have to treat our animals as we would treat ourselves.
I don't go around hitting on my children if they do something wrong.
Smith says...anyone who sees the video... would feel the way... that he does.
((( , " "))) 5 42 30 (sot headline) it made me sick.
It was pretty gruesome to watch.
I made several efforts to get in touch with cody bennington..
The dog's owner..
But was not able to.
The he'll owner will have to pay 187 dollars for that ticket.
He'll appear in rock county court later this week.