An extremely disturbing video of animal abuse has been circulating the internet and now the Las Vegas community is working together to make sure the man in the video is held accountable.
The video shows a man beating up a dog and making threats to family members. It was originally sent to Animal Advocate Gina Greisen with Nevada Voters for Animals .
"When I clicked on the video to watch it, it was utterly shocking. I mean I was horrified not only by what was happening to the dog but by the threats that were being made," said Greisen.
Greisen immediately began making calls to figure out more about the man in the video and why he was still a free man according to his family and friends. She also posted about it on her Facebook page .
"When someone video tapes themselves that violently beating a helpless animal and then making threats to rape and kill and slit throats and throw bodies in rivers, why is this person not being arrested?" asked Greisen.
13 Action News called Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Clark County District Attorney's Office to inquire about the status of the investigation. Both agencies told 13 Action News this is now a federal investigation being handled by the FBI, so neither agency could provide any further details.
We did reach out to the FBI but did not hear back before deadline.
Greisen confirms she is in touch with family members who say the dog is alive and well.
"We want everyone to know that the dog is OK," said Greisen. "As far as we know the dog is alive and owned and loved ... not by that person but by someone else and not to worry about the dog, the dog is OK."