Dog which was kicked on video is now safe

A dog which was filmed being kicked by its owner in a Derbyshire park is now in the care of the RSPCA.

Thursday, 24th September 2015, 4:53 pm

The Derbyshire Times published a video on its website earlier this week which appeared to show a man mistreating his dog in Thistle Park, Brimington.

The footage was shot by resident Samantha Hill, who was so appalled she secretly recorded the man at 10am on Monday.

Speaking at the time, Samantha said: “I saw this man walking his dog, kicking it and being cruel to it, so I thought I’m going to video him.

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“I was disgusted and thought ‘have I really just seen that?’

“I am absolutely disgusted and I want this man to be caught.”

Samantha said that she has passed the video to the RSPCA, before sending it to us, and today (Thurs) the charity has confirmed the dog is now with them.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “A dog was signed over to the RSPCA earlier this week.

“We cannot go into details of individual circumstances of cases like this for legal reasons but please be assured this dog is safe and receiving the best of care. We hope he will be rehomed in the near future.

“The public are our eyes and ears and we are always grateful for any reports of animal cruelty or concerns for an animal’s welfare. To report cruelty please call the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234 999.”