WATCH: ‘Painful’ moment a dog is carried by its collar
PUBLISHED: 16:18 29 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:51 31 July 2019
The RSPCA have slammed a pet owner who picked up their dog by its collar and carried it across the road.
The dash cam footage, which was captured in Beccles, shows the man carry the dog across the road. As he walks across the road, the dog's body hanged and was slightly swinging until its back legs could touch the ground again.
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A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: "This isn't an appropriate way to lift a dog as it could cause pain and damage to the dog's throat.
"When dogs need to be carried, it should always be done in a way that does not cause discomfort or pain, they should always be safely restrained and their body weight should be supported," they said
According to the RSPCA, the charity receives calls for help approximately every 30 seconds across the country.
"Some situations that may appear distressing are not against the law. In their daily work our inspectors have to prioritise cases where the law is actually being broken," they said.
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