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Livingston County Sheriff Responds to Alleged Case of Animal Abuse in Dansville

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DANSVILLE, N.Y. -- The sheriff of Livingston County has responded to a video clip widely circulated on Facebook that apparently shows a young boy using a leash to pull a dog up by it's neck over a swing set.

Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, on his Facebook page, the boy is an 8-year old student with special needs. Dougherty said that police in Dansville are investigating.

A group calling itself the "SPCA Humane Corp" posted the video Tuesday.

According to the sheriff's office, the dog has been removed from the home during the course of the investigation.

There's no word if the animal was injured, or about the extent of any possible injuries. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP