In Wichita, Kansas, the Wichita Police Department have identified the teenagers seen in a viral video walking with a dog while kicking and beating the animal. On the police department’s Facebook page, Monday, Sgt, Nikki Woodrow posted the following update:
“Reference the video circulating on social media concerning the dog being kicked: The Wichita Police Department has identified and contacted the suspect. The two individuals involved are juveniles and have been released back to a parent during the investigation.
The dog has been turned over to the Wichita Police and the family is fully cooperating with investigators.
This is an ongoing investigation still, but we would like to thank our wonderful community for all of the concern reference this case.
The Wichita PD takes these cases very seriously and works hard to ensure the safety of all of our community, both two and four legged.”
The disturbing situation began on Sunday morning when Randi Carter posted the video on Facebook showing a man punching and kicking a dog. The person who recorded the video pulled up alongside of the person to confront him. According to KakeNews, the person stated:
“Hey, I just videoed you doing that to that dog. I’m going to make a deal with you. You can either let me have the dog, or I’m gonna call 911.”
Since then, good detective work and compassionate animal advocates have helped to rescue the abused dog. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. The police department stated the dog will not be returned to the owners pending a judge’s decision.
(Photo of dog kicked and beaten freeze shot via video)
View the disturbing video here: