Man Accused of Punching Dog in Grand Traverse Co. Charged

We can now show you the man accused of repeatedly punching a dog in Grand Traverse County.

Leland Vanderlind is charged with animal cruelty.

Earlier this month, someone says they saw him punch a dog six times.

He’s also charged with having marijuana.

After an investigation animal control officers took in two dogs, and we’re told both appeared to be underweight.