Belmont County Animal Shelter Supervisor Verna Painter said she was not aware of Tuesday's incident.Painter
said there are many complaints of animal cruelty each year in Belmont County
, but she
noted that reports of juveniles harming the pets of others are very rare.She
added, though, that Belmont County courts are aggressively prosecuting those who abuse animals.
'We get humane cases that people are abusing their own animals,' Painter