A homeowner in Kingwood, Texas, has used CCTV to catch a contractor with CenterPoint Energy striking his two dogs with a wrench. Footage posted to Facebook shows two dogs, belonging to Mike Willcox, approaching the worker, who is seen lashing out with the wrench on a home visit on 23 March.

Willcox was interviewed by local press after the video was posted to Facebook, where he said he now faced a $2,000 (£1400) vet's bill. Injuries to the dogs included broken teeth, an injured eye and a concussion. Willcox confirmed there was no knock on the door from the CenterPoint employee before the incident occurred at 9.44am.

In a statement issued to local media, CenterPoint said, "We have determined that a CenterPoint Energy contractor was at this address on this date. CenterPoint Energy does not condone or tolerate abuse of animals by our employees or our contractors. We have notified the contract company and they have assured us that they will conduct a full investigation into the incident."