NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Video of a man abusing his dog in an apartment elevator has sparked outrage on social media.

Since the video surfaced, the man has been the target of hundreds of hateful messages and posts.

A legal expert told News4 there is no telling on whether or not the man will get his dog back; it will be up to the judge who hears this case.

Animal Control said in a statement, "While we do not condone his actions, we also do not support the threatening comments that are being made against him." is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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Rebecca Cardenas is a Murrow-award winning journalist who joined News4 as a reporter in September 2017. She currently covers the court systems in Middle Tennessee.

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