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Dog tries to follow owner after being abandoned at roadside



A heartbreaking video of a dog being abandoned by the roadside has been released by the RSPCA.

CCTV footage shows the Staffordshire bull terrier being taken out of a car and dumped with his bed on a pavement, only to desperately run after the man who left him there.

The dog can be seen wagging his tail and jumping at the car as his former owners try to drive away. He then attempts to pursue the car as it drives off.

Described as a “friendly, lovely boy” the dog, named Snoop by his rescuers, was found “sitting sadly in his bed” by passers by.

Snoop is believed to be about two years old
Snoop is believed to be about two years old

“The footage has to be seen to be believed, it’s just awful,” RSPCA inspector Natalia Perehovsky said.

“To see the poor dog in such obvious distress, jumping up at the car as it drives away, is just heartbreaking. I can’t understand how someone could do this.”

She said vets had scanned the microchip of the dog and found two previous owners in Birmingham – but that these were not believed to be the current owners or those responsible for the abandoning of the dog.

The dog tried to follow the man who abandoned it
The dog tried to follow the man who abandoned it

“One man can be seen clearly in the footage dumping the dog, and there is a second person in the driver’s seat of the car,” Ms Perehovsky said.

“I am very keen to hear from anyone who recognises the vehicle, the man or the dog.”

Anyone with information can anonymously call the inspector’s appeal line number on 0300 123 8018, she said.

“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’s straight away.”

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