Capture Men Who Dragged Dog Behind Van


Target: Chief Inspector Neil Hulme, Staffordshire Police

Goal: Urgently find and remove dog from owners who forced it to run several laps dragged behind a van.

A helpless dog was photographed being dragged behind a van driving around an industrial park in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in the United Kingdom. The dog, identified as a tan-colored lurcher, was held on a leash by a man sitting at the back of the van and was forced to do several laps. Passengers sitting in the back of the vehicle, a Ford Transit, were allegedly laughing while the dog struggled, visibly exhausted.

A passerby took pictures and sent them to the RSPCA, who commented: “these roads are Tarmac surfaces and I’d imagine the dog’s feet would have been a painful mess after this awful ordeal.” Another commenter wondered what conditions this poor animal was living in. Sign this petition urging law enforcement authorities to make every effort to find this dog and its owners, to remove the dog to safety and severely punish the people responsible for this cruel act.


Dear Chief Inspector Hulme,

A dog being dragged behind a van was recorded at Fenton Industrial Estate in Stoke-on-Trent. Identified as a tan lurcher by a passerby, the exhausted dog was held on leash and forced to run behind a Ford Transit van for several laps of the industrial park while passengers inside the van reportedly laughed.

Please take urgent action to find the people responsible for this cruel act and severely punish them, as well as ensure the dog is removed from their care and taken to safety.


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Photo credit: RSPCA

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  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    The police should be able to zoom in on that license plate or check for a white van that takes that route routinely ?

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