Woman charged after being filmed 'hitting and biting her dog' on the subway
She has now been charged with causing suffering and pain to an animal (Picture: Youtube/Roxy Huang)

A woman has been arrested and charged after disturbing footage emerged of what appears to be a subway passenger hitting and biting, a dog.

In the clip, a woman can be seen on the Toronto subway arguing with the dog, telling it to ‘stop it, right now’ and hitting it while the animal yelps in pain.

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She was recorded by fellow passenger Roxy Huang, who uploaded the footage to YouTube.

Thankfully it didn’t take long for another passenger to intervene, telling the woman she has ‘got to stop hitting the dog’.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) reportedly took the dog from the woman this week.

Woman charged after being filmed 'hitting and biting her dog' on the subway
The dog has been removed from her home (Picture: OSPCA)

They allegedly took action after receiving the video from TTC Police Services, CBC said.

Connie Mallory, the OSPCA’s chief inspector, said: ‘A full investigation into the matter is what allowed us the opportunity under the law to remove the dog and lay these charges.’

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In the video, the woman can be heard asking: ‘What the f*ck are you talking about?’ when questioned by another passenger.

She has now been charged with causing suffering and pain to an animal.

She also faces a charge under the Ontario SPCA act with causing distress to an animal.

The woman will appear in court on October 11.