A social media report from an eyewitness has sparked an investigation into possible dog abuse at a south Charlotte dog park.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Animal Care & Control said it began receiving messages on social media on Monday about a post circulating on Facebook alleging animal abuse at the William R. Davie Dog Park on Pineville-Matthews Road.
The post, dated 7:21 p.m. Saturday, is from someone who is said to have witnessed a man beating and kicking a dog at the park. The original photo posted on Facebook shows a man walking a black dog on a leash with a woman walking alongside them.
Animal Care & Control said in a release Tuesday that it has assigned an officer to investigate the cruelty complaint.
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Anyone who recognizes the man in the photo posted on Facebook is asked to call CMPD Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600 so an Animal Care & Control officer can take a statement. Anyone who witnessed the abuse and has information about the case also is urged to call Crimestoppers.