WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: A teenager has been identified by authorities after disturbing footage was shared to social media showing her bundling a small dog into a tumble dryer.
In the clip, which was originally posted to Instagram, the teen can be seen summoning the dog towards the machine saying, “he likes that s***, look.”
Filming herself, the girl, understood to be from Lewisville, Texas, US, grabs the dog and throws it inside the dryer.
She then closes the door and turns on the machine, with several thuds coming from within.
The girl can be seen clapping and laughing hysterically at the camera before she opens the door several seconds later.
The dog is thrown into the air from the rotating drum, struggling to get its footing.
The dog, which appears to be a Shih Tzu, then scampers off into the home.
The original video has since been removed however another version of the clip on Twitter has since received more than five million views.
There were thousands of comments on the post, many condemning the behaviour in the footage.
“How can someone be so damn cruel,” one person asked.
The girl’s exact age is unclear and has yet to be charged, US television station CBS DFW reported.
Police have not released the girl’s name.
Investigations are ongoing with the SPCA of Texas considering animal cruelty charges.
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