Columbia Woman Pleads Guilty To Animal Abuse

A Columbia woman has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of animal abuse after a video of her beating a dog with a rope surfaced.

Leishi Tang was originally charged with 2 counts of misdemeanor animal abuse and one felony count after the video was sent to the Columbia Police Department.

Tang was sentenced to one year in jail, but the sentence was suspended and she was placed on 2 years of probation. She was also ordered to serve 20 days of home detention.

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