LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department Animal Control Unit has rescued a dog featured in a viral Facebook video, police say.
According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers went to the 100 block of Carnell Lane Saturday to perform an animal check. A viral Facebook video showed graphic footage of a dog in distress. Police say others alerted them to the dog's location.
The dog is now in the care of a licensed veterinarian.
Animal cruelty charges are pending.