Distressing footage show two men throwing helpless dog over large gate
An animal shelter in Spain has released CCTV footage showing two men throwing a helpless unwanted dog over a large fence.
Bosses at the Protectora de animales Os palleiros shelter released the footage after finding the unharmed dog wandering around their premises.
The video shows one man getting out of a red car with the dog. He initially tries to fling the dog over the fence, but it doesn't work. Another man then gets out of the car and helps drop the animal over the sizable fence.
Shelter employees have since forwarded the footage to Police, who are now looking for the two men. The video was initially posted to Facebook, where it has been viewed close to 1 million times.
A translated version of the post reads: "These wretched people had no hesitation, in the full light of day, in doing what you can see to this poor pet".
They add that the young male dog is now very shy. The post encourages anyone with further information to contact the Police.