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UPDATE: Photos emerge of dog being pulled behind car

A dog is towed behind a car in Dundowran.
A dog is towed behind a car in Dundowran.

UPDATE, 11.15am: Photos have emerged of a dog tied to a tow bar being pulled along Pialba-Burrum Head Road in Dundowran on Sunday.

Steve Caines sent the photos to the police and the Chronicle, saying he had seen the dog being pulled along in the 100km/h zone.

The motorist that had the dog tied to the car had slowed the vehicle considerably, causing major traffic disruption, Mr Caines said.

Mr Caines said at first he though the vehicle was towing a log, but as he got closer he saw it was a dog.

He said the dog was being pulled by the vehicle and because the dog had no control and couldn't judge the various speeds of the vehicle, it was struggling with its co-ordination and was at times being dragged.

"This insensitive person put the dog in serious danger of being mutilated, strangled or killed," he said. 

A note was made of the address of the motorist, which was then given to police.

EARLIER: The RSPCA is continuing to investigate an incident involving a dog allegedly being tied to a tow ball and being pulled by a vehicle in Hervey Bay. 

The RSPCA is continuing to call for video evidence after a car was seen pulling the animals along Pialba-Burrum Heads Road on Sunday afternoon. 

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the RSPCA hotline on 1300 852 188. 

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ON FACEBOOK

Ree Lewis: The worst thing is they go to court and they get away with it and that's why people keep doing stupid things. Like these teens who bash old people and they go to court. It makes me sick with what they can do and get away with. Poor dog.

Kev Farr: Such disgusting and disgraceful behaviour, how does the thought even enter the mind to do something so cruel?

Mishka Babooshka: Noooooooo! Why????? Poor baby.
 

Ashley Ann: "Absolutely disgusting!!"

Anne Gilbert: "That makes me sick reading it."

EARLIER: THE RSPCA is in need of video evidence after a car was allegedly seen pulling a Maremma dog tied to the tow ball in Hervey Bay. 

An RSPCA spokeswoman Penny Flaherty said the RSPCA and police were investigating the incident.

Jen Hill posted on the Brickbats and Bouquets Facebook page that a man was seen along Pialba-Burrum Heads Road with the dog tied to the tow ball of a car on Sunday afternoon.

Jen and another community member, Tash Clarke from Maryborough, are now offering a reward for anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone or through dash cam footage to come forward. 

BRICKBATS AND BOUQUETS FACEBOOK

Jen Hill: "I'm now offering anyone who was driving along Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd, at between 1:50pm and 2:15pm (Sunday February 28) with a dash cam that caught the footage of either the traffic banked up...but preferably with the visual of the dog $100 reward. Photo...recording....anything...you can send it to me and remain anonymous. Thanks!"

Tasha Clarkey Starkey: "I'll chuck in 100 aswell so that's $200."

Tash said she read the post through the group Facebook page and was disgusted. 

"All I could think of was that poor animal," she said. 

Anyone with information is being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the RSPCA hotline on 1300 852 188. 

Topics:  crime editors picks evidence hervey bay police rspca



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