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Girl Who Threw Puppies in River Found by Bosnian Police, Say Reports

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Girl Throws Puppies in River; PETA Offers $2,000 for Info on Video
Video Shows Girl Throwing Live Puppies into the River (CBS)

NEW YORK (CBS) Police in Bosnia say they have located the girl that sparked global outrage after a disturbing online video surfaced showing her throwing live puppies into a raging river.

London newspaper The Telegraph reports the girl was found after several tips trickled in from animal rights groups in Bosnia.

Officials say the girl is a minor and they are not releasing her name, according to The Telegraph.

In the 43-second clip, a girl with blonde hair, wearing a red-hooded sweater is seen grabbing six puppies from a white bucket and hurling them into a river.

At one point, someone can clearly be heard saying "whee!" while a black-and-white puppy is thrown into the water.

The video was posted on YouTube, but has since been taken down. The video surfaced online earlier this week, igniting an angry online crusade to identify the woman.

"The public has good reason to be concerned," PETA Manager Martin Mersereau said in an official statement. "According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals - including humans."

According to the New York Daily News, the girl's parents are being questioned by local police.

Complete Coverage of the Video on Crimesider.

  • Edecio Martinez

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