The owner of a local K9 training facility and another person face charges after a viral video showed a dog being hit on the head with a tool, police said.
This week, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana announced the arrest of Tina Frey, 52, and Victoria Brimer, 21, in connection to the case. They were both charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.
On Aug. 11, deputies started to investigate after a video on social media showed a dog trainer striking a Cane Corso dog on the head with a riding crop.
Police verified the video and identified the two suspects.
The duo turned themselves in, and police said the investigation continues. There are more charges possible. Both suspects were released on $10,000 bond.
“I want to thank the public for bearing with us while we conducted a complete and thorough investigation into these allegations” said Sheriff Mark Wood. “We always take these animal complaints seriously as we do all crimes, but we also have to investigate and make sure the alleged crime fits the law.”