LifeLine is the vendor contracted to manage DeKalb County’s Animal Services. Calvin Battle, 26, was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals.
The charges were filed after a sergeant in the Animal Cruelty Unit observed Battle, on video, inside the DeKalb County Shelter on the morning of August 7, repeatedly beat a dog with a metal bowl.
Battle was also caught kicking a dog inside the kennel. A criminal investigation was launched immediately after the activity was observed.
The dog involved in the incident and two additional animals housed in the kennel were taken to a veterinarian for evaluation.
The investigation continues to determine if Battle was involved in any additional incidents.
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