The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was caught on CCTV beating his dog outside a betting shop in Lincolnshire.
A member of the public reported seeing a man punching his white Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog outside the Coral betting shop opposite the Red Lion pub, in High Street, Barton-Upon-Humber, on Tuesday (13 August) at around 5pm.
RSPCA Inspector Dan Bradshaw is investigating and asks for anyone with information to contact the RSPCA.
He says, “CCTV footage of the incident shows the man tying his dog to a dustbin outside the betting shop and heading inside. The dog starts to sniff around and the man comes out and tells the dog to sit which the pet does. We then see the dog start to move around and the man comes out of the betting shop and punches the dog in the body and head several times. The dog cowers away from him and he goes back inside.
“The footage shows the man entering and leaving the betting shop numerous times and acting aggressively towards the Staffie before he unties the pet and they leave together.
“This would have been very distressing for anyone to witness and could have caused the dog a lot of suffering. We don’t know the extent of any injuries, so at this stage we are very keen to find out more.”
The man is described as a caucasian male and was wearing a red and white jumper, black trousers and a black baseball cap.
If you witnessed this incident, or recognise this man, please contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.