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Community tips lead to police finding abused dog from viral video

Dog is being cared for by licensed veterinarian

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.