On November 02, bystanders caught a man with a muzzle throwing a terrified greyhound into the freezing sea in Hartlepool, County Durham. From what appeared to be a normal day, turned out horrific for many who saw the incident as the man threw the dog only to drag the poor animal back out on a long lead.
According to witnesses there were three men wearing muzzles carrying out this heinous act of cruelty on the poor dogs who are said to be significant in number.
“They were being carried out to the end of the structure and unceremoniously flung in from a height of about 4ft and a distance, through the air, of 6ft,” one witness said.
“The waves were quite strong and my first thought was, once they had surfaced, what if they were propelled by the crashing waves into the rusting sides of the pier?
There was a significant number of dogs in the group and it appeared that they were being taken out one by one.”
Many who witnessed this incident insisted that they had never seen such savagery in their life. The fiasco has gone viral making it the talk of the town.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSCPA) has urged anyone with information regarding the identity of the perpetrated to come forward.
According to the organization an inspector had reached the location of incident, but the group of people who had made the recording was no longer there. They, however, stated that the investigation was still ongoing as they wanted to capture the people behind this act of severe cruelty.
“We are still making inquiries after we received a concerning report that a group of men with a number of dogs were seen in Hartlepool repeatedly throwing one of the dogs – a greyhound – into the water on Thursday, November 2.
“An inspector launched an investigation and attended the scene, but the group were no longer there.
“Since then we have been contacted by a member of the public who provided photos of what appears to be a man throwing the dog into the water.
“These images are very distressing and we would urge anyone who may have witnessed this, or may have more information which could help an investigation, to contact us on 0300 1234 999.”
The whereabouts of the men and the dogs are still unknown, while this act shows the mental state of the man who was repeatedly committing barbarity, the state of trauma the dog had to endure is a major concern. After this incident the dog might become extremely violent and danger to people.
Animal Rights activists believe that such cruelty harms the mental state of animals, making them extremely violent towards humans.