In Frankfort, Kentucky, three juveniles are under investigation for animal cruelty after a video posted on social media showed a 16-year-old dog being kicked mercilessly in the head. On Wednesday, Sheriff Pat Melton stated his office had been notified through its Facebook page and phone calls by concerned citizens about the disturbing incident.
According to the State Journal, the three juveniles have been identified. Sheriff Melton described the situation:
“They evidently took this poor dog off its chain in the back of somebody’s yard, brought it to the street and then kicked it in the head. Fortunately, what I’ve been told, is the dog’s OK.”
And the sheriff had more words for the heinous crime:
‘It’s disgusting – just to be blunt. It is disgusting and it’s just totally inappropriate. I mean, I can’t believe somebody would do that to a poor, innocent little animal.”
It is expected charges will be filed soon. Animal advocate and rescuer Trudi Johnson identified the sweet 16-year-old dog, named Opal, as only weighing eight-pounds. Opal is lucky to have survived the attack.
“Special thanks to animal angel Trudi Johnson for spearheading the campaign to bring Opal’s abusers to justice and providing comfort and assistance to the family. Opal is safe now and back with her owners, but will likely need more medical treatment.”
To everyone helping to get the word out about the animal abuse, please make the call to the County Attorney’s office and do not let this die out. Phone: 502-223-1000.
(Photos and video of 16-year-old dog kicked in head via Trudi Johnson Facebook)
If you’re not angry enough at this kind of abuse, watch the short video. Please be warned the content is graphic and upsetting.