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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Two St. Louis-area teens were arrested after a dog abuse video was posted on Facebook. Facebook user Coats Keshawn posted the video on Tuesday.

His post shows a teen abusing a dog.

STL Dog AbuseA person can be heard behind the camera laughing as a young man body slams the pet into the front yard. He then starts punching the animal, over and over.

St. Louis police are investigating the incident.

Many people are upset about the Facebook post.

Comments left on the page repeatedly ask, "What is wrong with you?" The video has been shared over 2,000 times on the social network. The FOX 2 newsroom is getting calls from across the United States asking about this Facebook post.

Fox 2 caught up with the mother of one of the teens who was headed to go see her son at a juvenile facility.

"Yea I'm shocked about what happened because you know I didn't think my son could do something like that, no way," she stated.

The teen seen in the video and the teen shooting it have both been charged with animal abuse. The case is now being handled by the St. Louis County Family Court.

The puppy involved in this incident has been seized by animal control, and will be carefully examined and treated for any injuries, police said. The dog will eventually be put up for adoption.

The St. Louis County Police have issued a statement saying it takes this case very seriously and has a zero-tolerance approach towards treatment of animals.


  • Gail tevnan

    Now if the dog had of bitten them…… it would have been put down….. The boys need this to scare the hell out of them….and maybe spend a little time in juvenile

  • Jerry Van

    A civilization is judged by how it treats it’s animals. If these boys are not prosecuted to the full extent of the law , then there is something very wrong with the abuse laws in St. Louis. LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD NOT IGNORE TIS INCIDENT !!!!!!!

    • Tootie McGregor

      Amen! Society would be better off if we could just euthanize kids like this and their trash parents.

  • charlen

    These boys will probably be commiting murder if they aren’t stopped. And they wonder why pit bulls attack.

  • Cecelia Barnes

    Warm up the jail cell,these two cruel,hateful and ignorant “children” are coming soon.Parents are unconcerned from what I heard,she doesn’t
    Seem to grasp or care why this is a problem.Good thing that puppy will
    get a second chance.

  • Robo

    Another example of how any idiot can own a dog. Wonder if there was a dog license involved?
    Dog should be taken away and this person should never own a pet again.

  • Mya Anderson

    I seriously wish someone would track down these two teenagers and beat them to a pulp. NO I AM NOT KIDDING. An eye for an eye – what kind of sociopaths did their parents raise?

  • John Tweedy

    I would love to see someone hunt these 2 abusers down and beat the hell out of the. I actually would love to do it myself. If i ever see anyone hurting or miss treating an animal i will walk up and beat the shit out of them. I just cannot stand this. It upsets me so freakin bad.

  • Andi Patai

    thug mentality… Mom knows her kids are idiots and abusive. It’s not the first time these kids have done this and have been shown to do this to an animal… give me a break.. thugs

    So, many should not be allowed to even own animals. Just wait until these two grow up and hit women.

  • Jeff Young

    One thing serial killers have in common is animal abuse. This will not be the last time these these two will be in trouble. They obviously have violent souls. Too bad they can’t just be put down. A nice lethal injection on these two would save someone in the future from the terror these to will inflict on them.

  • Hugh

    I will say this because I’m tired of seeing stuff like this. But if I ever find out who these kids are and ever cross paths with them I swear I’ll do the same thing they did this dog. From a previous comment I saw I have to agree with the person that these kids most likely will walk away from this and won’t suffer any hard consequences. Look at the dog, he is truly defenseless and the kids know this. Dogs aren’t the vicious animals, people like these kids are. Dogs mans best friend and should not be taken for granted. I’m sure I’m not the only one that wants to punish these kids but again if I ever run into these kids they better run.

  • Debra

    Sicker than sick! These kids need to watched as they will grow up to be killers! So so sad. . .(╯︵╰,)

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