Dog in disturbing animal cruelty case in 'good health,' officials say

Dog in disturbing animal cruelty case in 'good health,' officials say

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The dog that is the focus of a disturbing animal cruelty case under investigation in the town of Lexington is doing well, if a photo of the pup proves anything.

Posted to the Lexington Police Department's Facebook page, the photo shows Mayor Steve MacDougall clutching the little white dog just after it was brought to the animal control department.

"Understandably there has been a lot of concern for the dog that is part of an animal cruelty investigation," the post said. "The dog is in good health and last week Mayor Steve MacDougall of the Town of Lexington, SC was at the office when she was brought in to be turned over to animal control for safe keeping as this case continues to be investigated."

RELATED: See photos of the dog in this case. (WARNING: Graphic content)

The dog was taken into custody after a Snapchat user in El Paso, Texas forwarded a video of the animal being kicked and thrown off a stairwell at a Lexington County apartment complex.

The dog's owner was issued a summons for the case, but no one else has been charged.

The Lexington Police Department continues to investigate.

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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