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Shreveport juvenile charged with animal cruelty after posting puppy abuse

The puppy is reported to be doing fine. The court will determine if the puppy will be available for adoption.
The puppy is reported to be doing fine. The court will determine if the puppy will be available for adoption.
Alexandria Police Department

A disturbing video of a small black and white puppy being hit was posted on Facebook Sunday evening which culminated in Louisiana's Alexandria Police charging a 13-year-old male child with one count of animal cruelty reported the Shreveporttimes.com.

A social media frenzy began when the underage teen posted the video to his social media page; outraged viewers complained on social media pages and called the Alexandria Police.

Sgt. Bruce Fairbanks, in a prepared statement, reported several complaints had been received, but many of the complaints had been posted on Facebook.

According to kmsstv.com, Sgt. Fairbanks stated:

"It is important to note that social media is not the proper method for reporting criminal activity. Many law enforcement agencies do not monitor social media 24/7. In fact, social media contributed to much disinformation regarding this case."

When authorities were able to track down the location of the video, they found the puppy and a male juvenile. The puppy was removed from the home, and is now reported to be doing well at a local animal shelter.

Please report all suspicious animal cruelty incidents directly to police.

The youth has not been identified because of his age.

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