We have seen some sad stories in the past but this one really doesn’t break our hearts to see this poor doggie try to desperately get back in the car…
The security camera footage shows this dog that was dumped at the side of the road, then chase the car, scared and in great distress as his owner drives off as fast as possible.
The dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier desperately tried to get back into the car, the poor boy was confused and really obviously distressed.
It happened in Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kingdom, and the dog, now cared for was renamed Snoop, what an awful thing just 10 days before Christmas too!
The animal rescue group called the RSPCA released the footage showing the car pulling up and then a man carrying a dog bed and the dog.
He put the bed and the dog on the sidewalk and takes the dogs lead off too, then ran back to the car, poor Snoop was giving chase and at first maybe a game, until he saw his owner driving away without him…
The video from security cameras was taken at about 17:00 on 17 December near the corner of Timor Grove and Pacific Road in Trentham, Stoke in the UK.
If you know who this is in the video or have any idea who it could be then please contact the RSPCA in the UK as they are investigating this case and appealing for information from the public.
This poor dog is so obviously distressed as you see in the video he is jumping up at the window of the car as he chases it.
There was thankfully a concerned passer-by who was the dog and rescued it around an hour before the RSPCA was alerted about the case.
Natalie Perehovsky of the RSPCA said:
“The footage has to be seen to be believed, it’s just awful. To see the poor dog in such obvious distress jumping up at the car as it drives away it just heartbreaking.”
“I can’t understand how someone could do this.”
“The vets scanned his microchip and we have traced two previous owners in the Birmingham area, but do not believe either are the current owners and therefore not those responsible for abandoning the dog.”
“One man can be seen clearly in the footage dumping the dog, and there is a second person in the driver seat of the car. I am very keen to hear from anyone who recognizes the vehicle, the man or the dog.”
“The veterinary staff has nicknamed the dog Snoop, and he is in good condition, thought to be two years old. He is a white Staffie with black marking, and is such a friendly, lovely boy.”
She also said:
“He’s currently being cared for at a private boarding kennel where he will get all the care he needs whilst I investigate further.”
“Anyone who recognizes the vehicle, the dog or the men in the footage can contact me in complete confidence.”
“It’s beggars belief that someone could abandon a dog like this at Christmas, but we are so thankful to the kind people who found Snoop sitting sadly in his bed, for taking him to the safety of the vets straight away.”
The RSPCA is said to expect to have more than 10,000 animals into their shelters over the winter period this year.
Just last year alone the RSPCA, on their 24-hour cruelty hotline took over 55,000 calls during the Christmas period.
We hope that every single year we can all work to a better world for dogs as well as us humans.