Social media is burning up after a video of a teenager forcing her dog into a dryer and turning the machine on was posted on Instagram Live. Shortly after the alleged disgusting incident, thousands of people began sharing the video and asking for both police and the Internet to help.

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Reddit user Taylola got wind of the video, became angry, and tried to contact the girl. In a statement from Reddit user Taylola to Forbes.com, she says, “Watching that innocent animal being abused made me physically ill. I could not turn away without at least trying to help identify the person in the video. I acted quickly using my heart instead of my head which has been a valuable learning lesson on my end.”

Taylola called a police department in Florida with a Facebook account she believed to be that of the alleged abusive teen. However, it was the wrong person. Eventually, police were able to track the girl to the Dallas, Texas area based on the Instagram information she provided.

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In the video, which we are sharing below, the small dog, which appears to be a Shih Tzu, is picked up, placed inside a dryer, the unit is turned on, and the girl laughs, shrieks, and keeps filming. After a period of time, the innocent animal is let out.

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Dallas detectives turned the case over to Lewisville police for further investigation. The Instagram account has been removed, police will not identify the teen due to her age, but the case is being handled as cruelty to a non-livestock animal. We have no details if the dog has been removed from the home but will follow this case closely.