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Eastpointe man charged with animal torture after neighbor catches him on video abusing dog

Posted: 8:17 AM, Jun 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-16 12:20:12-04

The 24-year-old man facing charges of animal torture and cruelty was in court for his preliminary hearing today.

A judge bound John Anthony Sporer over for trial in the case. 

Sporer was filmed by a neighbor in Eastpointe while he was allegedly assaulting his dog, Meatball.

Meatball was seized by Eastpointe Police.

Tim England, the neighbor who took the incriminating video of Sporer, says Meatball is a very sweet dog.