WARNING: THE VIDEO EMBEDDED IN THIS ARTICLE IS HIGHLY DISTURBING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

A disgusting and brutal video of a Central Texas teen abusing the corpse of a dog has sparked outrage, and Hewitt police say they are investigating.

The video was originally posted to Snapchat, but has been deleted, However, Facebook user Serena Kristiana Teakell of Waco recorded the footage on her phone, then uploaded her recording to social media at 7:27 PM Friday.

According to Teakell, the person responsible for the disturbing video is named Zachary Molina and lives near Waco.

At 10:22 PM, the Hewitt Police Department posted a status update to Facebook indicating that they are aware of the video and have opened an investigation.