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Louisiana boy charged for slapping a puppy

Internet video post of puppy slapping led to police investigation

A 13-year-old Louisiana boy has been charged with cruelty to animals after the police received complaints of a video he posted on Facebook of himself slapping a puppy.

Police say they received several complaints about the video showing a young male abusing a puppy. Before the boy deleted the video from his page, other copies had been made. One of the videos was forwarded to KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The video shows the boy putting the puppy in front of him on what seems to be a bench, then delivering a hard blow to the small dog's head. The dog yelps and jumps to the floor as others can be heard laughing in the background.

Police noted they were given several false leads before eventually finding the puppy and identifying the boy. They noted "social media is not the proper method for reporting criminal activity."

Police say the puppy has been taken from the home and a veterinarian says the puppy is fine. They say "the final disposition of the puppy will be determined by judicial process."

News Source: KSLA News Shreveport, La

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