Heartbreaking Footage Shows Dog Trying To Get Back In The Car Without Realizing He Is Being Abandoned
Spare a thought for this poor dog while having Christmas dinner this year, and give your pets an extra hug to make sure that they feel loved! CCTV footage in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, shows the heartbreaking moment when a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, nicknamed Snoop by his rescuers, was brutally abandoned by his owners.
“The footage has to be seen to be believed, it’s just awful,” said animal welfare officer Natalie Perehovsky. “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 Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) launched an investigation into Snoop’s case after a passer-by found him sitting miserably alone on the street, in a bed his owner had callously thrown out with him. “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,” Officer Perehovsky 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 recognizes 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 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 a vet straight away.”
Poor Snoop, that seemed to have thought that his owners were playing a game with him, tried to get back in the car, chasing after it as they decided to drive away. The dog now needs a loving house with people who will care for him, at just two years old he has seen three ‘owners’ come and go. His tragic story is a timely reminder for anybody who is getting a new pet for Christmas: these beautiful animals are loving and loyal, and truly suffer when you abandon them. If you are not able to take good care of a pet, do the responsible thing and find them a proper shelter or new guardian!