Dog kicking

A screenshot from a video posted online of a young woman as she prepares to kick a dog in Whitehall on Friday. She was charged with animal cruelty the following day.

WHITEHALL — A 17-year-old girl from Whitehall was charged with animal cruelty Saturday after a video circulated online of her kicking a dog as she walked on a village street.

A woman who witnessed the incident posted the video on Facebook on Friday and showed it to police. The video shows a young woman kicking the medium-sized, black dog that was on a leash she was holding as it walked in front of her.

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No injuries were reported to the dog.

The teen, whose name was not released, was cited and directed to answer the misdemeanor charge in Whitehall Village Court.

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