Video of woman repeatedly punching dog sparks investigation

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BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) — The Idaho Humane Society is investigating after a video showing a young woman punching a dog circulated on social media, prompting an uproar.

体育投注The original post has been taken down, but copies of the video are still making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter.

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The video, which originated in Boise, shows a woman wearing boxing gloves and repeatedly hitting a German Shepherd in the head and face.

The woman is recorded punching the dog at least nine times, as people in the background appear to laugh. At one point, she stops to exclaim, "I hit him so hard, I felt that!"

The Idaho Humane Society says their Animal Care and Control office received "an overwhelming number" of phone calls and emails about the video. The IHS launched an official investigation and has identified the people involved.

体育投注"The investigation is currently pending review at the local prosecutor's office for a charging decision," the Idaho Humane Society posted.

体育投注The IHS says the conduct in the video is being considered for charges under which criminalizes "every person who cruelly whips, beats or otherwise maliciously treats any animal."

体育投注The name of the individual in the video has not been publicly released.

体育投注For now, the Idaho Humane Society is asking people to stop calling them about the video, saying the large volume of calls is taking away from their office's ability to carry out other duties and investigations.

体育投注"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."

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