Shock as woman 'laughed' as she dragged dead dog through London street
Published 09/06/2016 | 17:23
Shocking images have emerged online of a woman dragging her dead dog along the street after it collapsed during a morning walk.
Commuters were left horrified as they watched the woman walk off and abandon her dead dog in the Mornington Crescent area of Camden, north London.
It is believed that the dog collapsed and died due to an illness but instead of getting help, the woman dragged her dead dog along the street.
A passer-by told the Daily Mail that she attempted to help the black Labrador but was verbally abused by the dog’s owner.
She said at first she thought the dog had passed out but it became clear to her than the dog was either unconscious or dead.
“Its owner was trying to drag it along the street and said to us 'f*** off, it's fine' and 'mind your own f****** business, he is just having a lie down'.
“Then she unclipped the dead dog's collar and went to walk off and just leave it there.
“It was absolutely horrible. I couldn't believe it - how could anyone just leave their dead dog's body on the pavement like that? I was just disgusted. People are sick,” the witness told the Daily Mail.
The witness said that the owner also had another dog, a border collie cross with a thick coat of fur, which she claims was panting for water in the warm weather.
The “emotionless” owner appeared to be laughing and smiling during the ordeal, the witness claimed.
The RSPCA told the Independent.ie that an inspector contacted the owner of this dog.
“We understand that the dog had been unwell, had been to the vets and was due to return to the vets on Monday. Sadly, it seems the dog collapsed and died during a walk before the second appointment,” said a spokesperson for the RSPCA.
“This must have been very distressing for the dog’s owners and we appreciate it must have also been very shocking and upsetting for members of the public who witnessed the incident and saw the body in the street.
“This appears to have been an extremely tragic incident in which a pet dog has suddenly died but there was no evidence to suggest any suspicious circumstances.”
The Metropolitan Police said no further police action was required after officers removed the animal's body from the scene.