Calvin Battle charged with animal cruelty

A 26-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on video viciously beating a dog in an animal shelter.

Calvin Battle was fired after a supervisor viewed a surveillance video that showed him using a metal bowl to beat a dog in a kennel at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Battle was an employee of LifeLine Animal Project, the organization which is contracted to manage the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.

Animals at the shelter are usually abused and abandoned by their previous owners.

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Tonik the dog and wolf boy

Tonik, the dog is available for adoption -- if you don't mind owning a dog with an "eerily humanoid face." The Indiana animal welfare agency describes Tonik as a "poodle-Shih Tzu mix.

The boy pictured on the right suffers from a condition known as hypertrichosis -- or werewolf syndrome -- which results in the growth of thick body hair all over his face. Tonik, the dog is pictured on the left.

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