Two teenage girls may face charges of animal cruelty after posting Snapchat videos of themselves setting a dog on fire.
According to My Fox 8, the teens from Guilford County, North Carolina posted clips that show one girl using an aerosol can and lighter to create flames that she points at a dog. The video was captioned, "she burnt the dog."
The Snapchat was shared on Facebook this weekend and quickly went viral. Sheriff's officials share that concerned viewers of the video contacted them.
You can watch the video here (warning: content may be disturbing to some viewers).
The dog's fur was singed but its skin was not burned.
"At this point I have no idea what led up to the act. I just know what we saw with the video," said Sgt. David Posten, with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office.
The girls are 13 and 14 years old. Due to their ages, their identities have been kept confidential.
As the New York Post shares, no charges have been filed yet.
The dog is expected to recover and is currently at the Guilford County Animal Shelter.
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