Dogs safe, animal cruelty investigation underway after viral video

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An animal cruelty investigation is underway after a video appearing to show a person swinging two dogs on a rope made it’s rounds on social media over the weekend. 

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office is involved in the investigation, but authorities believe the video was taken in East Baton Rogue Parish. 

Deputies were able to find the dogs in the Gardere neighborhood where they believe the video was filmed and return the dogs safely to their owner. Now authorities need help finding who’s responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000. 

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