Watch: Woman on mobility scooter drags dog along road in shocking footage
WARNING: Distressing content
The RSPCA has rescued a dog from a woman who was filmed dragging it along the road as she rode her mobility scooter.
Shocking footage aired on social media showed the animal tied up to a lead and pulled along a street in the Erdington area of Birmingham.
Following an appeal for information, West Midlands Police tracked down the woman and her pet on Wednesday evening.
The RSPCA seized the dog and is now in its care.
A spokesperson for the animal charity said: "A dog who was seen in a video posted online has, this evening, been seized by police and is now in RSPCA care and being checked over by a vet.
"Our enquiries are ongoing so we won't be releasing any further information at this time but we'd like to thank West Midlands Police for assisting with this investigation and helping to find the dog so quickly."
The clip, that was filmed within the last few days, provoked widespread anger after it was shared by the Birmz Is Grime blog on Twitter with the caption: "Who is this person? This dog needs to be found and rescued.”
A person filming the footage from a nearby car shouts at the woman: "You are hurting your dog. The dog's going to die. You are hitting the kerb."
The woman can be seen looking at the camera before seemingly turning away muttering something inaudible and carrying along up the road.
People viewing the video described the woman’s actions as “absolutely disgusting”, while one person commented: "Why has no one stopped her?"
Another wrote: "Poor dog. I hope they find the lady driving and take the dog off her.”
Yahoo News UK has contacted West Midlands Police for an update.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to call the RSPCA’s emergency line on 0300 1234 999.