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Cruelty posts on social media finally leads to dog being surrendered

On Tuesday, the College Station Police Department in Texas met with involved persons alleged to have been part of an animal cruelty investigation in connection with a small dog. In response to the allegations and the cruelty posts on social media, the dog has been surrendered to authorities for on going-care and professional evaluation. college-station-post-2

The investigation is the result of the cruelty posts and a disturbing video which went viral garnering over 50,000 views. The original post by Layten Durda had been posted on Facebook echoing the animal advocate’s concern over the welfare of a neighbor’s dog:

“Friends, I need help to get the word out about my neighbors dog. We have named him Russell, he is a sweet little pup and he has been horribly abused for almost a year by my neighbor. I’ve called College Station Animal Control several times and still nothing has been done. I’m not sure how they are allowing this to happen but it has to stop. This goes on almost every day. I’ve provided Animal Control with photos, videos and eyewitnesses and the last time I called, I was literally laughed at. Apparently College Station doesn’t take animal cruelty seriously. Please share and help me help this doggy! #animalrights#animalcruelty#collegestationanimalcontrol#animalabuse#BCS#CSPD

In response to the many people offering to and suggesting that we just take the dog, I want more than that. Not only does that put someone in danger by going over there, but who’s to say this guy doesn’t just get another dog?? Not only that, but I want the city to be aware that they have been painfully lacking presence in the area. Thanks for all the support everyone!”

The video was shot from a window at the neighbor’s home, and it showed a man with a small dog violently pulling on the leash as the small dog was removed from a cage.  The man pulls the leash spinning the tiny dog completely around. At one point, it also appears the man kicks the dog.

The College Station Police Department have not indicated if any arrests have been made. According to WtawNews, officials stated, “the investigation into these allegations continues and there will be no further information released until this process is completed.” An update on Layten’s page asks that people not become directly involved in the investigation so as not to put anyone in danger.

“Thank you for generating the awareness we needed in order to be taken seriously. We have been told that Russell is under pending suspension from the owner and located at Aggieland Humane Society for treatment. Will also update this post as to when/if he is available for adoption…”

(Photo of cruelty posts via Facebook)

Warning: The video is graphic and disturbing:

 

  1. maxiemom
    maxiemom says:

    BASTARD!!!!! Someone needs to put a leash on his neck and pull him around, yanking at will and kicking his miserable a** every time they get disgusted with the fact that his vile and ugly butt is at the other end of the leash.

    I’t disgusting that so many police departments don’t take animal cruelty seriously, which also explains why so many of them are willing to kill dogs (and cats) for nothing more than a bark, a look, or simply being a breed. If I remember correctly, College Station is one of those who kill pets every chance they get….,

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  2. edward
    edward says:

    Are you kidding me another piece of black trash and is nothing being done by you assholes in that area shame on you you should quit your job and immediately take that f****** dogodyway from he killslose the dog

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  3. rieann
    rieann says:

    and the only reason the College Station Police Department got involved is because it got attention on social media..the old we can’t let anyone know we are nothing but lazy assholes that dont care

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  4. pennysdachshund
    pennysdachshund says:

    Sad Thing IS the poor little dog is being Abused !!!! the video doesn’t lie and I am SURE this is not the ONLY time this has Happened…. I can see it Now The So-Called-owner of this little dog WILL state it is RACIAL PROFILING and HE ( POOR MISUNDERSTOOD MINORITY) is a LOVING CARING OWNER… Al Sharpton WILL BE THERE DEFENDING HIM NEXT!!!!

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  5. Karma
    Karma says:

    Fucking Scumbag – Coward Ass Punk!!! Only solution for you is a bullet between the eyes – I would be happy to provide the bullet & gun and I will drive there to pull the trigger if asked!!! I hope you get yours you lowlife looser – hopefully, the good folks of this town will introduce you to a little street justice – My suggestion is they start with a curb stomp & introduce a study ball bat or hammer for a little extra “pleasure” … Karma’s a BITCH and I sure do pray – you get to meet her sooner than later ?????????

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  6. Patty
    Patty says:

    SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THIS LITTLE DOG HAS BEEN REMOVED !! OMG, MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL !!!! FRIKEN ASSHOLE !!!!! I WILL BUY THE DOG FROM HIM !!!! BUT HE NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND CHARGED SO HE CAN NEVEEEERRRRRRRR OWN AN ANIMAL AGAIN. YOU CAN TELL THAT LITTLE DOG KNOWS NOTHING BUT THAT ABUSE BY THE WAY IT COWERS !!! OMG, OMG, OMG !!!!!!

    I AM SERIOUS, I WILL GIVE THE MONSTER MONEY FOR THE PUPPY !!!!

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  7. susispot
    susispot says:

    Good job concerned neighbor. You didn’t let them defeat you and you stood your ground. This poor dog now has a chance for a better life. I applaud you for your diligence. I pray this is the end of this abused pet’s living hell. Now for a loving home. I’m sure that “Russell” will need to decompress. Please keep us updated?

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