If you don’t like dogs, don’t get a dog. It’s very simple. Don’t be one of those people who gets a dog and then makes its life irredeemably miserable. Obviously you don’t need to be told that, but weirdly some people do, like this woman filmed boxing her dog.
The investigation has been launched in Idaho, as a video published on Snapchat showed a woman punching her dog, while the man behind the camera said:
“We’re boxing animals. Where’s Sarah McLachlan?“
The woman adds at the end of the video:
“I hit him so hard, I felt that through…“
So gross. Genuinely despicable.
The original poster of the video has since deleted it, but someone was quick enough to screen-record the incident, which led to it going viral and outrage spreading all around the globe.
Because of this, the Idaho Humane Society has started an investigation into the video after receiving an ‘overwhelming’ number of complaints.
Posting on Facebook the society said:
“There is a video circulating through social media which we will not repost due to its content which originated in the Treasure Valley. It has been shared through many social media networks and our Animal Care and Control office is receiving an overwhelming number of phone calls and emails.
“We started an official investigation as a result of this video. This morning the individual was identified and we sent a Humane Officer to discuss the situation. The investigation is currently pending review at the local prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.
“The Idaho Humane Society works to protect all animals from abuse. We also believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a very special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship“.
If the woman in question is caught, she could face six months in jail and/or a $5000 dollar fine.
Images via Facebook
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