A teenager was charged after a video of herself ‘kicking a puppy’ went viral online.
The confronting footage shows the young woman kicking the small pup a number of times while it cowers to the ground.
The little puppy run to hide against a wall after being kicked about nine times but the teenager follows him and continues to kick the canine.
Shared by the puppy’s owner, Rylee Phillips (who was not involved in the kicking), the pup can be heard whimpering throughout the 20 second video as it is struck by the woman.
The woman can be heard saying ‘your dog’s dead Rylee’ before ending with ‘how do you like that Rylee?’.
After the teenager finishes kicking the puppy, she turns the camera on herself to show her face.
The video gained more than 70,000 views as it was shared across a number of Facebook pages 24 hours ago.
Queensland Police said a woman was charged with animal cruelty after allegedly ‘filming herself assaulting a dog’ in Gracemere, central Queensland.
‘It will be alleged around 7pm the 17-year-old woman made a video where she kicked the animal numerous times and made threats before sharing the vision on a social media app,’ police said.
The teenager is expected to appear in Rockhampton Magistrate’s Court Monday.