VILE VIDEO: Dog filmed being abused on South Yorkshire street now safe

A defenceless dog which was filmed being kicked and punched by a woman on a South Yorkshire street is now in the care of the RSPCA.

Friday, 4th March 2016, 09:46 am
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 09:51 am
Mobile phone recording sees the woman hit the white dog which then lies helpless on the ground

Yesterday The Star uploaded the vile video, filmed on a phone by a concerned member of the public, appearing to show a woman repeatedly abusing a white dog as she walked in Penistone.

The video was shared thousands of times and hundreds of people uploaded horrified comments.

Mobile phone recording sees the woman hit the white dog which then lies helpless on the ground

In the wake of the publicity, the RSPCA had said that the dog on the video – as well as a second dog – is now safe.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a lurcher has been seized by police and placed under RSPCA care. A second dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, was also seized.

“Investigations are ongoing so we can’t give any more information at this time.

Mobile phone recording sees the woman hit the white dog which then lies helpless on the ground

“We would also like to remind the public that we do not condone any sort of malicious communication or abusive behaviour online, or otherwise.”