WARNING THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC ANIMAL ABUSE:
UPDATE: Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park said deputies have arrested a 16-year-old Boswell boy accused of recording a heinous act of animal abuse.
That teen is facing one count of animal cruelty.
Sheriff Park said deputies are in contact with the 18-year-old Atoka teen accused of throwing the bulldog off the bridge in the video.
He said deputies are expecting to question the Atoka teen Friday afternoon.
Neither of the teens’ names have been released.
A teen, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, claims to know the teen in the video and said he threw the bulldog over the bridge because “it wouldn’t catch hogs so it was useless.”
According to Sheriff Park, the bulldog is recovering and doing well at an Atoka veterinary hospital.
He said he did not know if the dog would be up for adoption soon or not.
BOSWELL, Okla. – Authorities are investigating a heinous case of animal abuse in Choctaw County after finding video of the crime on a social media site.
The Instagram video shows a teen tossing a puppy from a bridge in Boswell, Oklahoma.
It has since been removed and the user account where it was posted, “theycallmeh_karis,” has been deleted.
The good news is, the dog somehow survived and the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department said it is in good condition at an Atoka veterinary hospital.
WARNING: The video below contains graphic animal abuse
NewsChannel 4 will be getting video of the teen accused of throwing the bulldog off the bridge has to say just before he is arrested.
Check back with KFOR.COM to see when this video will be released.