Video Credit: AsiaWire
A heartbroken pet owner has revealed the moment his beloved pooch was stolen in a wild west-style dognapping with the thief in China lassoing the poor animal with a noose.
The crime was carried out on the streets of Dabu County, which is in the city of Meizhou in South China’s Guangdong Province, with the owner losing his loyal dog of 10 years.
The footage dated 28th September shows the owner’s dog and two other pet pooches asleep by the roadside outside his home when the suspects approach in their silver van.
In the apparently premeditated and targeted operation, a dognapper is seen leaning out the side of the van as it drives past without stopping.
The male suspects lassos the shocked pooch with a steel wire noose and hauls the dog into the vehicle in seconds, giving the struggling pet no chance of escape.
The clip ends with the silver van driving out of frame and the owner’s two other dogs sprinting away in fear.
The owner wrote in a forum post: “These damn dog thieves stole my old dog of 10 years.
“It was so obedient and always wagged its tail at guests. Now it’s been stolen by these dognappers.
“I strongly condemn this behaviour. I hope all my neighbours and friends take good care of their beloved dogs, and be on the look out for this car and its number plates.”
The owner did not say whether he had reported the incident to the police, and the fate of his pooch is unclear.
Social media users have speculated that his dog was likely sold as blackmarket dog meat.
Dabu County authorities have not announced any related arrests.
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