RSPCA takes dog under surveillance and says it is investigating after harrowing footage emerges of distressed-looking pet being dragged across the road by woman riding a scooter
- A woman in Birmingham was filmed dragging a dog behind her scooter
- The dog had a leash around his neck that was tied to the scooter on the road
- Police located the woman and her pet on Wednesday evening, RSPCA said
- The dog has now been removed from the home and examined by a vet
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The RSPCA rescued a dog after it was filmed being dragged across the road by a woman riding a scooter.
The dog appeared to be unable to stand as it was pulled by a strap around its neck, which was attached to the scooter.
After the images emerged, MailOnline can reveal that the West Midlands police tracked down the woman and her pet on Wednesday evening.
The dog is now under the care of the RSPCA and has been examined by a veterinarian.
An RSPCA spokesperson said: ‘A dog seen in a video posted online has been seized by police tonight and is now being cared for by the RSPCA and being monitored by a vet.
“Our investigations are ongoing so we will not release any further information at this time, but we would like to thank the West Midlands Police for their assistance with this investigation and for finding the dog so quickly.”
Footage of the incident in Erdington, Birmingham, was shared on social media earlier today – sparking outrage online.
MailOnline can reveal that West Midlands Police officers tracked down the woman and her pet on Wednesday evening. The dog is now under the care of the RSPCA and has been examined by a vet
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A West Midlands Police spokesman said the incident had taken place in recent days.
A passerby who witnessed the dog’s ordeal tried to warn the woman on the scooter that she was hurting her pet.
“You’re hurting the dog. The dog is dead. You hit the curb,” the person said as the dog slammed into the side of the curb.
‘The dog is dying, you know that? The dog is dying, stop the damn thing, man.’
The older woman looked at the camera for a moment before turning, mumbling something unintelligible, and continuing on her way.
The clip was first shared by the Birmz Is Grime blog on Twitter with the caption: ‘Who is this person? This dog must be found and rescued.’
One person commented, “Why didn’t anyone stop her?”
Another wrote: ‘Has this been reported? It’s horrible.’
Another said, ‘Poor dog. I hope they find the lady behind the wheel and take the dog from her.
A spokesman for the RSPCA previously described the images as “very shocking to see”.
“Anyone with first-hand information about the incident should call our emergency line on 0300 1234 999.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via Live Chat on their website or by calling 101.
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Footage of the incident was shared on social media earlier today – online outcry
A passerby who witnessed the dog’s ordeal tried to warn the woman on the scooter that she was hurting her pet