One subject that is sure to spark outrage more than any other is animal cruelty. If you spend any amount of time online looking at social media, you are likely to come across at least one story about an animal that has been hurt, abused or abandoned. When those stories are posted online, it isn’t long before people start posting their opinions and they don’t hide their anger.
If you’re looking for some proof of this in action, then the example below provides it in great quantity. Social media users were dealing with broken hearts after watching a video clip of a dog that was abandoned and was desperately attempting to get back into their car.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals charity was the first upload the video. They found it on some CCTV camera footage from the town of Stoke-on-Trent in England. The exact area where it took place was on the corner of Pacific Road and Timor Grove. It was on December 17 at approximately 5 PM when the video shows the Staffordshire Bull Terrier being dropped off by two people.
Natalie Perehovsky, an inspector for the RSPCA had the following to say about the video clip: “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 heart-breaking. 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.”
She added “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 recognises the vehicle, the man or the dog. The veterinary staff have 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. He’s currently being cared for at a private boarding kennel where he will get all the care he needs whilst I investigate further. 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 vets straight away.”
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We are happy to say that a bystander found Scoop approximately an hour later. He was in his dog bed, which was also left behind. They took him to the veterinarian and the RSPCA was called for help. An investigation has now been launched into this outrageous event to try to find the owner of the dog. If you have any information that could lead to the owner being found, please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.