LEWISVILLE, Texas (CNN/WIAT) — A teen in Texas is under fire after she livestreamed herself putting her family dog in a clothes dryer and then turning it on with the dog inside.
Over the weekend, the video posted to Instagram was circulated all over social media, alerting authorities in the process.
In the video, the teen calls her dog over to the laundry room. There she grabs the small animal and places it in the dryer before turning it on and laughing hysterically. A few seconds later she takes the dog out and it scurries away from her.
Those on social media have called for the Dallas Police Department to get involved and investigate. The teen has not been identified or charged with any crime as of yet.
Texas animal cruelty law prohibits torture, defining it as “anything that causes unjustifiable pain and suffering.”
If convicted, the teen could face prison time as well as a fine.
The teen’s post has since been removed from Instagram.