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APD: 13-year-old charged with cruelty to animals

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A 13-year-old from Alexandria has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals.

According to the Alexandria Police, on February 3, the Alexandria Police charged the juvenile in connection to an animal abuse complaint.

On February at 7:27 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department received several complaints that there was a video of a male abusing a small puppy circulating on social media. The report and the video indicated that the abuse occurred in the Alexandria area.

As a result of the complaint and investigation, officers located the puppy at a residence in Alexandria.

The puppy was removed by animal control and moved to a safe shelter.

A juvenile at the residence was identified as the perpetrator, was charged and processed accordingly. Any additional charges will be determined by prosecutors and investigators as the case moves through the prosecution process.

APD would like to remind citizens that 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 around the clock.

Police say social media contributed to much disinformation regarding this case.

We're told virtually every address for the suspect provided and attributed to social media was incorrect, although likely well intended.

Any person with direct knowledge relating to a crime should directly contact the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Finally, we are happy to report that the puppy has been seen by a veterinarian and is fine. The final disposition of the puppy will be determined by the judicial process. The Alexandria Police Department will not be involved in that process; however, we are confident that the puppy will be safely placed.

 

 

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