Hundreds offer to adopt dog named Snoop after CCTV clip shows him being abandoned by owner
The Staffordshire bull terrier, named Snoop by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals staff, reportedly tried to get back inside the vehicle of the owner.
Hundreds of people have offered to adopt a dog named Snoop, who was cruelly abandoned at the side of a road by its owner, an act which was reportedly caught in a shocking CCTV footage.
The dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier, who was named Snoop by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) staff, reportedly tried to get back inside the vehicle of the owner, jumping up at the window, but the driver of the car did not open the door. Snoop was abandoned at the corner of Timor Groce and Pacific Road in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent at about 5 pm on December 17.
The footage, which was released by the RSPCA, shows a man getting out of a car, tossing a dog bed on the pavement and then leading the white and black Staff before unclipping its lead. The man then runs back to the vehicle and shuts the door.
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."
After the release of the footage, hundreds of people, including celebrities, offered to give Snoop a living home. The clip was watched over a million times after it was posted online, according to StokeonTrentLive.
A political presenter with the BBC, Andrew Neil, took to Twitter and wrote: "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."
Who would do this? 'Snoop' was abandoned in the most callous way in Trentham. The RSPCA say the footage is 'heartbreaking'. pic.twitter.com/rtd0nkVyfJ— BBC Midlands Today (@bbcmtd) December 24, 2018
Reports state that a passerby found Snoop sitting in the bed nearly an hour after he was abandoned and alerted RSPCA. An 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," she continued.
“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," she added.
For more information on how to rehome an animal through the RSPCA, visit this link.