Tiny dog being dragged down street by man in shameful footage as RSPCA investigates
The dog’s owner was seen brazenly dragging the tiny Shih Tzu along the sidewalk by the neck while police are appealing for information to try and identify the culprit
The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a man was filmed dragging a dog down the street.
The shocking footage was captured by a passerby and shared widely on social media. It shows the dog owner nonchalantly pulling a little Shih Tzu down a street in Stoke-on-Trent after he refused to get up, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live.
The clip showed the man dragging the helpless dog several yards down the street.
The witness to the incident shared the video on Facebook and asked her followers to report the owner if they knew him.
“Well, I just saw someone drag their dog up the embankment. I tried to film as much as possible. If anyone knows this man can you please report him or let someone know the dog is ok?!?!” she wrote.
“I called out my car window to tell him to pick up the dog, but he literally told me to go away.”
Staffordshire Police said they are trying to identify the man in the clip and the RSPCA have launched their own investigation.
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A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were briefed on Saturday of a video circulating on social media of a man being cruel to a dog on Duncalf Street in Burslem.
“The man, who is described as white and wearing a gray short-sleeved T-shirt, black Nike trainers, black socks and navy blue Adidas knee-length shorts, was seen dragging a suspected Shih Tzu dog across the sidewalk. The video has been referred to the RSPCA, which is conducting an investigation.”
The RSPCA is asking that anyone who recognizes the person contact him immediately.
A spokesman said: “The RSPCA is aware of this and would urge anyone with further information on this to contact us on 0300 1234 999. We rely on members of the public to be our eyes and ears and we are very grateful to anyone who does report any concerns to us.”
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