Teen charged in for slapping a puppy and posting video to Facebook

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ALEXANDRIA , LA – A Louisiana teenager is charged with animal cruelty after a video police say shows him slapping a puppy was posted on Facebook.

Alexandria police sergeant Bruce Fairbanks says 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.”

A local veterinarian checked out the puppy and he appears to be fine.

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