Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a tiny struggling Yorkshire terrier is dragged behind its owner’s scooter after she reportedly tied the pooch to the vehicle and forgot about it.
The shocking footage was captured on the Zhangshui Road in the township of Puyan, which is in Taiwan’s western county of Changhua, on 27th August.
The video shows Yorkie owner Ms Wu, 62, riding away to run an errand but apparently forgetting that her dog’s lead was attached to her scooter.
The 10-year-old pet struggles to stand up as it is pulled along the asphalt by its paws, and the exhausted pooch later resigns to being dragged on its back
According to reports, Ms Wu was stopped after she dragged her Yorkshire terrier about 100 feet.
She was immediately reported to the police and the county Animal Disease Control Center.
In a statement to centre director Tung Meng-chih, Ms Wu claimed she had bathed her Yorkie and tied its lead to her scooter so it could dry in the sun without wandering off.
She said she had forgotten the dog was there and later rode off on an errand.
Director Tung revealed Ms Wu is being investigated under Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act, which allows for a fine of between 3,000 and 15,000 TWD (77 and 388 GBP) even in cases of accidents.
The punishment could rise to 75,000 (1,940 GBP) if investigators rule that her actions were deliberate.
The pooch reportedly suffered injuries to its paws and body, but was stable and not in any life-threatening condition.
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