INGHAM COUNTY (WILX) (8/8/2019) - The persons involved with recording a video for social media of drop-kicking a cat have been arrested.
Two people were picked up for the death of the animal by Ingham County Animal Control, which had assistance from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police First District Fugitive Team.
The two found a cat at the LarRoy Froh Apartment Complex in Lansing in early July and posted their actions of kicking the cat into the air on social media.
The cat died from the incident.
Animal Control was alerted to the issue by a tip, which included the disturbing video.
“This is a great community that takes a strong stance on animals being treated fairly. We do not tolerate cruelty acts to our animals," said Ingham County Animal Control Director Jodi LeBombard.
The two people that were arrested are from Lansing, and are 19 and 21 years old. They were arraigned on Thursday on animal cruelty charges.
Killing and torturing an animal in the second degree could be up to 7 years in prison and/or $5,000 in fines.
Both subjects will be back in court on August 16th at 1p.m. in front of Judge Clark
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