Florida woman facing animal cruelty charge after video goes viral

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested Friday and charged with felony animal cruelty after a video appeared to show her kick, choke and hang her dog by its leash, WFLA reports.

The video went viral which had people calling for her arrest.

Tarpon Springs police say that 26-year-old Michelle Sieber abused her dog.

In a video taken by Vincent Minutello around 10:45 Friday, Sieber is seen violently yanking her dog then suspending his body in the air as the dog gasps for air.

Police found the suspect in Clearwater, Florida Friday afternoon, booked her into jail and charged her with one count of felony animal cruelty.

Animal control took her two dogs who did not appear to be injured.

Source – https://myfox8.com/2019/09/22/florida-woman-facing-animal-cruelty-charge-after-video-goes-viral/

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The Guardian - Gwen Cho

Vocal and Active for animal rights and welfare. I work with the animal welfare community offline and I am new to journalism. I'm also a volunteer at NYC no-kill shelters as well as humanitarian shelters.

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