JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The dogs that are at the center of a disturbing video posted online have now been removed from a Jonesboro home.
Circuit Judge Thomas Fowler entered an order in the Second Judicial District Juvenile Court around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday saying the dogs involved needed to be picked up by Jonesboro Animal Control.
The dogs were removed from the house shortly after.
They will be held pending a juvenile court case regarding the matter.
Jonesboro police cited a juvenile for animal cruelty after he was caught on tape beating and kicking dogs, according to a police report.
Police visited a home on Monroe Avenue for a welfare check on several dogs after a witness sent a video allegedly showing the incident.
The witness told police he heard dogs growling and crying so he went outside to see what was happening.
He told police he saw two dogs fighting and a male standing over the dogs hitting them with a stick or broom.
According to the witness report, the male then jumped on top of the dog house. This is when the witness started to tape the incident.
Once he started filming, a second boy came into the yard and started beating the dogs with a leash or rope. Then he began to kick the dogs as well.
The witness told police after a few minutes the suspect brought the dog to the front of the house limping and whining.
Police contacted the dog owner and the juvenile who told police he was not hitting the dogs.
Police cited the juvenile with animal cruelty and turned the case over to the juvenile department.
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