Guilford County deputies have charged two teenagers with animal cruelty after seeing a social media video of them burning a dog, according to published reports.
WFMY television station in Greensboro reported the arrest Thursday. The station quoted Guilford County Sheriff’s Office officials as saying a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old girl were involved. One girl used a lighter and an aerosol can to shoot flames at the dog, while the other videotaped and posted the crime to the social media site Snapchat.
The Snapchat caption read: “she burnt the dog,” reports state. Someone posted the Snapchat video to Facebook, where it began to spread and was brought to the attention of local law enforcement.
Animal Control went to the dog’s home on Aug. 27 to investigate, according to Greensboro’s TV station FOX8. The dog was treated for singed fur, the stations reported, and placed in the custody of a rescue organization. The dog isn’t available for adoption.
More information about the girls isn’t being released because they are juveniles.
Viewers called the sheriff's office, demanding charges be filed against the girls, FOX8 reported. The station reported going to one teen’s home to try to get her side of the story, but no one answered the door.