(WHAS 11)--A 13-year-old Louisiana boy is charged with animal cruelty after a video of him slapping this puppy surfaced on Facebook.

Police received several complaints about the video in which you hear the dog let out an audible cry when the boy slaps it and you also hear laughter in the background.

Police say the puppy was removed from the home and vets say he is doing fine.

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