The search is on to find the identity and whereabouts of mystery men, one of them was apparently seen throwing a greyhound into the freezing waters of the sea, it gets worse though!
Campaigners from ‘Animal Rights’ are determinedly seeking his identity…
This all happened at a place called Hartlepool in County Durham back on the Thursday 2nd December. The man, without any thought or hesitation, was seen by people picking up the dog and launching him or her into the sea.
The man was dragging the dog out of the water, he had the greyhound on a long leash, but it didn’t stop there, shockingly he launched him back into the sea water repeatedly, again, and again and again!
This time of year the sea waters at Hartlepool are bitterly cold and if the dog were human he would have undoubtedly been suffering from numbness, pain, difficulty moving and breathing, minutes of exposure to the sea for a human is quite fatal, what must the poor dog feel like.
One witness said:
“They were being carried out to the end of the structure and unceremoniously flung in from a height of about 4ft and a distance, through the air, of 6ft”
“The waves were quite strong and my first thought was, once they had surfaced, what if they were propelled by the crashing waves into the rusting sides of the pier?
“There was a significant number of dogs in the group and it appeared that they were being taken out one by one.”
Onlookers and witnesses to what was happening managed to capture the sad and disturbing moments as the dog was thrown into the waters if the sea, let’s hope the footage help to capture them.
The RSPCA strongly urge anyone with any information at all about the men to come forward or give the information to them, everyone wants to know who they are!
“We are still making inquiries after we received a concerning report that a group of men with a number of dogs were seen in Hartlepool repeatedly throwing one of the dogs, a greyhound, into the water”
“An inspector launched an investigation and attended the scene, but the group were no longer there”
“Since then we have been contacted by a member of the public who provided photos of what appears to be a man throwing the dog into the water.”
“These images are very distressing and we would urge anyone who may have witnessed this, or may have more information which could help an investigation, to contact us on 0300 1234 999.”
If you feel about this terrible act like we do, then lets spread the word, surely somebody must know some information, and maybe their conscience will prompt them to come forward, maybe somebody overheard a conversation, anyone that has any information at all please do contact the RSPCA.