The video of the incident was posted to social media websites. Kfar Saba police officers began an investigation after receiving complaints from many who saw it online. The suspect was brought in for questioning, and admitted he was drunk when the acts were committed.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) has indicted an 18-year old man for animal abuse. The young man was filmed on a cellphone video throwing a dog about three meters high and sending the dog into his neighbor’s yard. The act is in violation of the 1994 Animal Welfare Law.
Friends of the suspect, who can only be seen from the back on the video, can be heard telling him to stop, but he apparently ignored those calls. The dog, named Lola, belongs to the mother of one of his friends. Lola landed in a garden and survived the fall.