Hundreds offer to adopt dog Snoop cruelly dumped in road on CCTV
Hundreds of heartbroken people have offered to adopt a dog that was abandoned at the side of a road in shocking CCTV footage.
The distressed Staffordshire bull terrier, nicknamed Snoop by RSPCA staff, tried to get back inside the vehicle – jumping up at the window – as he was dumped in Stoke-on-Trent just days before Christmas.
Footage released by the RSPCA shows a man getting out of the car, tossing a dog bed on the pavement and leading the white and black Staff before unclipping its lead and running back to the vehicle.
Now, hundreds of people, including celebs, have offered to give Snoop a home after more than a million watched the clip posted online, StokeonTrentLive reports.
BBC political presenter Andrew Neil wrote on Twitter: "So disturbed by this footage. I say to RSPCA if you have trouble re-homing this little dog, I will take it gladly.
"I have been in tears. It was how the little dog tried to get back in the car that killed me."
Former Big Brother winner and DJ Kate Lawler said: "Fine, you can no longer care for your pet but for the love of God, please don’t abandon animals in the street.
"There are shelters all over the UK who can help find your pet a new home. This is the most upsetting video to watch."
The dog was dumped at the corner of Timor Groce and Pacific Road in Trentham at about 5pm on December 17.
It shows a vehicle pull up and a man get of the passenger seat car carrying a dog bed and leading a white and black pooch.
He then crosses the road, leaving the bed on the pavement and unclipping the lead, before running back to the car and driving away, while the distressed dog repeatedly jumps up at the window.
A passer-by found Snoop sitting in the bed around an hour later before the RSPCA was alerted.
RSPCA inspector Natalie Perehovsky said: “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 heartbreaking. 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.
“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 kennels where he will get all the care he needs whilst I investigate further.
“Anyone who recognises the vehicle, the dog or the men in the footage can contact me in complete confidence.
“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 a vets straight away.”
The RSPCA expects to take more than 10,000 animals into its care this winter.
Last year, the animal welfare charity’s 24-hour cruelty hotline received 55,821 calls over Christmas.
To help the RSPCA investigation, leave a message on the inspector’s appeal line number on 0300 123 8018.
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