Video shows Arkansas couple beating a dog and choking a cat

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In Alexander, Arkansas, a man and a woman face animal cruelty charges after authorities accused them of beating a dog and choking a cat in videos posted on social media on Sunday.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the Bryant Police Department, after speaking with suspects Marlin Simms, 18, and Katherine Farmer, 21,  officers determined these were the two people involved in the disturbing video. Sgt. Todd Crawson, spokesperson for the Bryant Police Department, described the video as allegedly showing Simms hitting the dog with a belt and Farmer choking a cat she had wrapped in a towel.


Simms and Farmer have both been charged with animal cruelty. Two cats and a dog were seized from the home and are under the care of animal care.

“Great work to all the officers, deputies and animal control for stepping in and rescuing these pets from the abuse they were getting.”

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8 replies
  1. Linda says:

    Time and time again i say the punishment should fit the crime. I’m sure there would be enough people willing to do it. Don’t leave it to the judges that just give slaps on the wrist and say don’t do that again.

  2. Adrienne says:

    The police need to treat these animal abuse crimes as an “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” punishment. The same exact treatment must be done to these scums and nothing short of that must be done. What vile monsters are in this country? Our so called youth really need tons of help as many of them are heartless creatures and get pleasure from doing things like this to a dog or cat.

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    THANK YOU OFFICER”s!!!! These Putrid Abuser’s Need to be held accountable… Their Next victims, will be the elderly, homeless, children, handicapped in the community… They will be robbing, looting, and EVENTUALLY KILLING for a couple bucks to spend for the drugs they Most Certainly HAVE To be on to Get their FIX… the abuse of the little animal’s are an entertainment to stimulate their Need’s for the HIGH They are Constantly SEEKING…

  4. Diana Rowell says:

    I sure hope I don’t come across them, because they will REGRET it and will KNOW how it feels to do what THEY DID. PERIOD!


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