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Eagle woman could face animal cruelty charges over Snapchat video that went viral

An Eagle woman could face an animal cruelty charge over a video she allegedly shared on Snapchat, which appears to show her punching a dog while wearing boxing gloves.

According to Kristine Schellhaas, spokeswoman for the Idaho Humane Society, the shelter’s Animal Care and Control division started an official investigation as a result of the video, which was shared in a Facebook post late Sunday night. The post had been shared nearly 500 times as of 5 p.m. Monday.

Schellhaas said an animal control officer made contact with the woman, who has not been publicly identified.

“The investigation is currently pending review at the local prosecutor’s office for a charging decision,” Schellhaas said Monday in an email.

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