Representational image of a husky dog pulling a rig during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Feshiebridge, Scotland, Britain, Jan. 24, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

In a case of animal cruelty in Los Angeles, a mail carrier was caught on camera pepper-spraying a pet dog in the face.

Speaking to CBS Los Angeles on Thursday, Jose Amezcua, the four-year-old Siberian husky’s owner said he decided to check the CCTV footage after he noticed his dog acting strangely when he returned home from work Monday.

“He was rubbing his face on the grass…obviously something wrong with him. I was able to rinse him out that night,” he said.

The CCTV footage showed the female mail carrier taking out something from her bag and dropping it. She then picks the object from the ground and sprays it in the dog’s face.

“I just feel like the time that she took to take out the spray, drop it, shake it and still spray him she could have just left the mail,” Amezcua said, adding that he took his pet to the vet who said the dog was doing fine.

The incident was reported to the U.S. Postal Service but there was no information if the mail carrier would face any consequences for her actions. Amezcua said he wanted to ensure that this wouldn’t happen to any other dog.

“It’s part of the family. Some people won’t see it that way, but if you had a dog for a while, he’s part of the family,” he said.

In a similar incident in California in March, CCTV footage showed a mail carrier routinely pepper spraying a pet dog for months. Alfonso Galindo, the owner of the seven-year-old poodle-mix, said he checked the CCTV footage after he noticed strange spots appearing on the dog’s fur. The footage showed a mail carrier walking up to the mailbox with a cylindrical object in his hand and the dog, at the same time, beginning to convulse. He then found nine such instances where the canine started to convulse after the mail carrier walked by.