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Greenville Dog Getting Adopted After Abuse Video Arrest

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A dog removed from its Greenville owner after a disturbing Facebook video surfaced is going to be okay and should be with a new owner soon. A dog removed from its Greenville owner after a disturbing Facebook video surfaced is going to be okay and should be with a new owner soon.
GREENVILLE, S.C. -

A dog removed from its Greenville owner after a disturbing Facebook video surfaced is going to be okay and should be with a new owner soon.

Greenville County Animal Care says the puppy is healthy and has no broken bones.

Greenville Police arrested the dog’s owner, Steron Jihad Glover, on Saturday at Mallard Cove Apartments. He’s been charged with felony animal ill treatment or torture and simple possession of marijuana.

Glover bonded out of jail Sunday.

Police said they were tipped off after a video was posted on Facebook of a man repeatedly punching and kicking a dog.

You can see a version of that video in this story. 7 On Your Side has edited part of the video to make it less graphic, but some may still find it disturbing.

Tail wagging and nose sniffing, Gucci is ready for a new home.

“He does seem to be a little bit apprehensive of men initially, but then once he realizes he's safe he seems to be okay," said Greenville County Animal Care spokesperson Susan Bufano.

Many people on Facebook have been asking why someone would commit these types of crimes.

7 On Your Side showed the full version of the video to Compass of Carolina senior therapist Neil Sondov.

“That's very disturbing,” said Sondov after he saw the video.

He said people who abuse animals often fail to see the impact of their actions on others.

“You can draw parallels to domestic violence, bullying. What happens is somebody feels powerless. Somebody feels loss of control," said Sondov.

Greenville County Animal Care said it looks like they've already found a new owner for the dog.

Glover can't have his puppy back while he's charged, even though he hasn't been convicted. There is no law that prevents people charged with this crime from getting another animal.

To report animal abuse in your own community, you should call your county animal control:

Greenville County Animal Control: 864-467-7595

Spartanburg County SCEED: 864-596-3582

Anderson County Animal Shelter: 864-260-4151

Several animal cruelty bills were introduced this year in the South Carolina state legislature. House Bill 3045 would create an animal abuser registry and require the sheriff's office to notify everyone within half a mile of the abuser. Senate Bill 193 would increase penalties for animal cruelty, particularly for first time offenders.

Related:
Greenville Man Arrested After Dog Abuse Video Posted Online
Chain of Cruelty: Loose Animal Neglect Laws in SC
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