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Police: Teen charged for slapping puppy in viral video

Posted at 10:54 AM, Feb 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-05 10:54:55-05

(KALB) — A Louisiana teenager was charged with animal cruelty after a video police say shows him slapping a puppy was posted on Facebook.

Alexandria Police Sergeant Bruce Fairbanks said they got calls from around the world after the video went viral.

“We were able to locate this individual.  We were able to remove the puppy and release him to a safe shelter and we cited the juvenile,” said Fairbanks.

An area veterinarian checked out the puppy and he appears to be fine.