RSPCA Hunt For Owner That Left A Staffordshire Bull Terrier In Trentham

CCTV show a Staffordshire bull terrier being left on the side of a road in Trentham

  • The incident occurred on December 17 at around 5:00 pm

  • In the video the dog is seen jumping at the car window as he is being left

  • The RSPCA are asking for help identifying the people responsible for abandoning the dog

  • After being spotted by a passer-by the dog was taken to a vet where they gave him the name Snoop

A heartbreaking video shows the moment a Staffordshire bull terrier was abandoned on the side of a road in Trentham — a suburb of the city of Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire, England — earlier in the month.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals released the CCTV footage in hopes that someone could identify the two men seen leaving the dog now known as Snoop at the corner of Timor Grove and Pacific Road in Trentham, Stoke on December 17 at around 5:00 pm.

In the video, a man is seen at the back of a vehicle with Snoop on a leash. The man pulls out a dog bed and walks it over to the side of the road. He throws the bed down then lets Snoop off his leash. Snoop briefly runs out of the view of the camera and the man picks the bed back up.

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After standing for a moment, the man throws the bed back into the street and runs back to the car. Snoop sees the man running and runs after him as if he thinks they are playing a game. The man gets back in the passenger door and Snoop is seen jumping up on the side of the vehicle.

The car sits for approximately 43 seconds before it begins driving. Snoop runs out of the view of the camera once again, but as soon as the car begins moving he is seen running after the car. The car stops at the corner and Snoop appears to give a final plea to be allowed back inside the vehicle. The video then ends.

About an hour after Snoop was left, a passer-by spotted him laying on the dog bed and notified the RSPCA. RSPCA investigator Natalie Perehovsky is asking the public for help identifying the men responsible for dumping Snoop. Perehovsky told Mirror that Snoop is being cared for at a private boarding kennel and anybody with information can contact her in confidence.

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 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.

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 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.

Anyone who recognizes the vehicle, the dog or the men in the footage can contact me in complete confidence

Anybody with any information on the people responsible for dumping Snoop are asked to call 0300 123 8018.

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