I wonder what would have happened if the dog's owner attacked the officer. What the officer should have done is get Cyrus out of the car and lock the owner in a fur coat in the car with the windows closed and no food or water. See how he likes it. Sounds vindictive yes but I think the officer was prudent in handcuffing the owner - protecting both himself and the dog. As for the passersby assaulting the owner, then that is an issue with the police not the animal cruelty officer (although I'm not familiar with how much authority such an officer holds). As far as I'm concerned, if the owner had assaulted the officer, the owner would have got off easily and the officer probably would have still been suspended. Sound unreasonable? Welcome to the justice system! Is the owner of the dog being charged with animal cruelty and negligence? Probably not. I'm assuming that the OSPCA is just following protocol but I certainly hope that justice is served properly. And that Cyrus finds a loving home to live.