Shocking moment tiny defenceless dog is DRAGGED along pavement as RSPCA hunts for owner | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment a tiny dog is dragged along the pavement on its stomach.

The RSPCA is urgently hunting the pup's owner after it was filmed being seemingly yanked by its lead in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


The hard-to-watch footage shows a man wearing a grey T-shirt, dark shorts, black socks and Nike trainers tugging on the Shih Tzu's collar while it's sprawled on the ground.

After it appears to refuse to budge, the bloke proceeds to pull the pooch along the path for several metres.

At one point it looks as though the walker is hauling so hard it jerks the dog's front paws off the floor.

He then continues to drag the pup down Duncalf Street in Burslem while it appears flat-out on its front.

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A woman waiting in a nearby car caught the distressing moment on camera.

Lillie Downing can heard in the background of the video saying: "What the f**k, what the actual f**k?

"Is that a f**king joke. What the f**k?

"Oh my God, I'm going to have to get out the car."

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Sharing the video on Facebook, she added: "I’ve just witnessed someone dragging their dog up the bank.

"I tried to video as much as I can. If anyone knows this man, please can you report him or let someone know that the dog is ok?

"I did shout out my car window to tell him to pick the dog up but he literally told me to f*** off."

The post was flooded with comments from people who were just as appalled by the man's behaviour.

One person said: "My heart. The dog looks absolutely terrified."

Another wrote: "I feel sick watching this, that poor dog.

"What a disgusting human being."

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Cops confirmed they were aware of the clip, which officers said the RSPCA was investigating.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: "Officers were notified of a video circulating on social media on Saturday whereby a man was recorded being cruel to a dog on Duncalf Street in Burslem.

"The man, who is described as white and was wearing a grey short sleeve t-shirt, black Nike trainers, black socks and navy knee-length Adidas shorts, was seen dragging a suspected Shih Tzu dog along the pavement.

"The video was referred to the RSPCA who are investigating."

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The charity has urged anyone with information to call 0300 1234 999.

A spokesperson added: "We rely on members of the public to be our eyes and ears and we are very grateful to anyone who reports any concerns to us."

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