Photo of girl holding dog by the tail prompts investigation at GVSU

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ALLENDALE, Mich. – A photo going viral on social media of a Grand Valley State University student holding a dog by its tail has prompted an investigation by GVSU police and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The photo started making the rounds on Facebook Tuesday night. The original photo has been taken down from Snapchat.

Grand Valley says that the incident happened off-campus.

Grand Valley issued a statement Wednesday morning saying they are working with those involved.

Wednesday afternoon, Gillian Nemeth, the student in the picture responded.  You can read that here: .

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  • steve

    This airhead ought to be tossed out of school just because she sheds a bad light on the school’s reputation. But then, she probably got the idea from a history book that showed a photo of Lyndon Johnson picking up his beagle by the ears. Too bad we couldn’t have expelled him as well.

  • Julie Boni

    If it happened off campus then GVSU cannot doo anything about it, however the police BETTER!! That is animal abuse and she better be punished for it!! People need to learn that it will NOT be tolerated to abuse animals and that it is against the law to do so. The police and judge better not just slap her on the patty and let her go on to do it again but next time do something worse because she was never taught how to be a decent human being!! Grrrrrrrrrrr

    • Janet

      You are so right! I hope they enforce the animal abuse law. Throw her in jail and fine her. Between the child abusers and the animal abusers getting off so light they wonder why they do it over agsin or worse.

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