Teen Charged After Repeatedly Kicking Dog And Posting Attack On Snapchat

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14 January 2018

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A teenage girl has been charged after footage emerged of her repeatedly kicking a dog and sharing the clips on social media.

It is alleged that a 17-year old girl filmed a video of herself kicking the dog numerous times and made threats to the dog's owner before posting the film to Snapchat.

It is understood that the incident took place in Gracemere, with the dog's owner sharing the video to Facebook, expressing despair at the attack on his dog, Buster.

The Queensland RSPCA has thanked those who sent the video to the police.

"Thank you again for all who have reported the videos posted to social media recently showing a woman repeatedly kicking a dog in Rockhampton," the organisation said.

"We can now confirm the woman has been charged and is due to appear in court shortly.

"The dog in question is healthy and safe, we will give more updated on this case in the days to come."

A woman has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly filming herself assaulting a dog in Gracemere yesterday. 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 became aware of the footage after it was shared to additional social media sites and commenced an investigation in conjunction with the RSPCA into the alleged incident. The woman is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

- Queensland Police statement

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