Local resident, Mark Robinson, caught the woman, who was walking two dogs, lashing out at one of the animals on numerous occasions before an onlooker reprimanded her.
A spokemsan for Burnley police said "We are investigating reports of a dog being assaulted in Burnley. Police were contacted yesterday (September 14) after an alleged incident close to the Kibble Bank area. A joint investigation is being carried out by Lancashire Police and the RSPCA and enquiries are continuing. A 17-year-old girl from Burnley will be voluntarily interviewed by police in connection with the incident at a later date."