Dog Seen in Social Media Video Released to 'Rightful Owner,' Police Say - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dog Seen in Social Media Video Released to 'Rightful Owner,' Police Say

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    A veterinarian examined the dog who was put in a dryer in a widely-viewed social media video and released the animal to its "rightful owner," Lewisville police say.

    Police said they would wait for the veterinarian's report before releasing information about the dog's condition.

    Police responded Monday to a viral video of a girl putting a dog in a dryer, then turning on the dryer.

    Lewisville police detectives met with Dallas police investigators, who initiated the investigation into the video, according to a statement.

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    Through their investigation, Dallas police identified the girl in the video, Lewisville police said.

    The incident is being investigated as cruelty to a non-livestock animal, police said.

    The girl in the video would not be identified publicly because she is a minor, police said.

    Once Lewisville police complete their investigation, they said the case would be forwarded to the Denton County District Attorney.

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