We really don't deserve dogs, they truly are man's best friend, so it's unthinkable why anyone would want to do anything that could harm them or cause them pain.

Yet the world is a messed up place, and sadly there are people out there with the worst intentions for our beloved K9s...

A video has gone viral of a woman 'boxing' her dog, and the internet is furious.

Be warned, these images may be unsettling...

Is there anything better than a dog?

These adorable creatures are basically the best things on earth. If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, a dog is guaranteed to make you feel better.

They are truly man's best pals.

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...

It’s hard to imagine a life without having a pooch to come home to.

In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...

How utterly amazing (and adorable) our four-legged friends are.

Sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped - being left to fend for themselves.

Though there is some light at end of the tunnel for many of these doggos - who end up getting rescued and eventually adopted into new families.

Many animal shelters are simply overflowing...

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And, according to statistics from the Humane Society, 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters here in the U.S. each year.

But these animal shelters aren't always the safest places for these animals.

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Millions of these animals are euthanized every year due to the lack of space and people interested in adopting.

It's a devastating reality of animal homelessness.

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And statistics show that, out of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters every year, around 2.4 million are actually healthy, and would have been fit for adoption with a new owner.

It's unthinkable why anyone would be so cruel to an animal.

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So many dogs are abused, abandoned, and neglected.

One video of a woman abusing her dog has gone viral...

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An investigation has been launched in Idaho after the woman in question, London Miner, was seen punching her dog on Snapchat.

It's unsettling to watch...

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Miner can be seen punching the German shepherd in the head, while the cameraman can be heard in the background saying: "We're boxing animals. Where's Sarah McLachlan?" After this, they can be heard laughing.

She clearly has no remorse...

At the end of the horrendous video, Miner admits: "I hit him so hard, I felt that through."

The original poster of the video has removed it, but that didn't stop people from sharing their responses and pictures of the abuse...

It was captured and shared on other social media sites, and questioned by people who have her Snapchat.

The viral clip sparked outrage, with many calling for Miner to be prosecuted.

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After the "overwhelming" number of phone calls and emails regarding the welfare of the dog, the Idaho Humane Society launched an investigation into the video.

People are determined to see her brought to justice...

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The society posted to their Facebook page, writing: "There is a video circulating through social media which we will not repost due to its content which originated in the Treasure Valley. It has been shared through many social media networks and our Animal Care and Control office is receiving an overwhelming number of phone calls and emails."

They continued...

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"We started an official investigation as a result of this video. This morning the individual was identified and we sent a Humane Officer to discuss the situation. The investigation is currently pending review at the local prosecutor's office for a charging decision."

People have since been anxiously waiting for updates on the case.

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They announced that if Miner is prosecuted, they may press charges on "beating and harassing animals" which states under the law that any person found guilty of whipping, beating, or treating any animal with cruel intentions can be charged with a misdemeanor.

But people were more concerned with having the dog taken off Miner.

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The post went on: "The Idaho Humane Society works to protect all animals from abuse. We also believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a very special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship."

They have since urged the public to stop getting in touch about the clip...

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As they've assured people the case is being dealt with and any more calls over the video could halt more pressing matters the society has to deal with. Can you really blame people for wanting to know if the pup is ok?

London Miner hasn't been charged as of yet...

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The Idaho Humane Society has made a claim that if Miner is charged, she could face up to 6 months in prison or a $5,000 fine. Is that justice? If you're in need of something more heartwarming, keep scrolling to find out what one man wants to do with the stray dog he found on his travels...