DOG SPRINTS AFTER CRUEL OWNER: Poor Pooch Chases Car After Being Dumped

This heart-wrenching footage shows a pooch chasing after its heartless owner’s car after it was dumped in the middle of the road.

The footage was filmed by a motorbike pillion passenger in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24th January.

According to reports, the driver of the white car seen in the footage opened the door, dumped his pet dog in the middle of the road, and then began driving away.

The biker couple travelling behind the car decided to start filming in the hope of catching the numberplate.

In the footage, the pooch can be seen running as fast as its little legs permit, but despite keeping up with the moving car, the driver refuses to stop.

City councillor Luiz Ramos Filho, who saw the footage, told local media: “Look, it’s a very sad image to see this desperate little dog running after the car.

A puppy desperately runs after the vehicle of people who abandoned him in Pedra de Guaratiba, in the West Zone of Rio, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. The puppy runs as fast as he can and reaches the vehicle, but even so, the driver does not stop. (CEN)

“We were sent it directly and have forwarded it to the relevant bodies so that he can be punished.

“These people need to be reminded that abandoning animals is a crime.”

He added: “We need to raise awareness among the population so that we reduce this very high rate of abandonment.

“Now, during the holidays, it has increased a lot. It’s very cruel to leave animals out in the open, to chance.”

The incident was not reported to Civil Police, but Environmental Protection Police have confirmed they are investigating the case after receiving the video.

At the time of reporting, they were working to identify the perpetrator.