That was probably the best course of action to take. I think sometimes when we intervene it only makes matters worse for the victims afterward, so unless we can be sure we are really are going to be able to make permanent impact it's best to walk on...tough as that can be. People who beat their dogs and kids in public are that much more likely to do it again at home, blaming the victims for making them look bad when they were caught beating them in public. Loose screws.
Amy and the dogs,
Jack - male GSD b. 8/9/10
Lillian - female Weimaraner b. ~2005
RIP Mattie - female GSD 10/18/02 - 7/24/2013