When a woman started physically abusing her poor little dog on a Toronto subway train, passengers knew just what to do. In the bizarre incident, the woman can be seen hitting her dog and even biting it. Thanks to a three-minute video posted on YouTube by Roxy Huang, the whole thing went viral last August, and now has nearly three million views.
And it led to the woman’s arrest and charges of causing suffering and pain to an animal and causing distress to an animal.
Disturbing Video Shows Woman Hitting, Biting Poor Dog
At first, the dog sits calmly on the woman’s lap, but then she roughly grabs its fur.
“Do you hear me? Stop it,” she tells the dog several times and hitting it so hard the slaps can be heard.
The frightened dog keeps trying to get away from her, and it isn’t the least bit clear why this woman is being so cruel. Then she starts biting the dog’s head, even pulling fur out of her mouth at one point.
“This trash non-stop hits her dog bites and pulled its hair,” Huang wrote in describing the video.
The woman continues the cruel behavior.
As she shifts agitatedly, the dog, a Chinese crested, is still in her lap. At one point it tries to get away, but the woman yanks its leash so hard the dog cries out.
At this point at least one passenger has had it.
“You’ve got to stop hitting your dog,” he says.
A confused look washes over her face.
“Pardon?” she asks repeatedly, then goes from zero to angry in rapid succession.
“Who are you?” she asks the man. “What the f— are you talking about?”
She warns the man that he’s standing too close to her and tells him to move to the other side of the bus. While this is happening, another man is seen entering the subway train’s driver room.
Another off-camera passenger notes:
“She’s biting his tail. She’s hitting him.”
Then the video starts to move around a little bit, and the woman is blocked from view as passengers get on and off the train. However, it’s at this point that the woman was escorted off the train, Huang wrote.
“The whole train stopped, more than 3 TTC staff walked to her and then she got off the train. “Someone like her should never own a dog or a pet.”
Now the authorities step in to deal with this woman.
Fortunately, the dog was taken to safety by the Ontario Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) after viewing the video of the 37-year-old woman abusing the animal.
Connie Mallory, the chief inspector for the OSPCA, lauded the public for stepping in but noted the video was only part of the evidence necessary to arrest the woman.
“We are grateful for the public coming forward with this evidence that allowed us to conduct this investigation,” she said. “The public must remember that video evidence is only part of an investigation. A full investigation into the matter is what allowed us the opportunity under the law to remove the dog and lay these charges,” Mallory said in a press release.
You can watch what happens in the video below, but please bear in mind that it is disturbing.
Featured image by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)