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RSPCA trying to find man 'carrying dog by its collar' in popular park

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The RSPCA is trying to trace a man pictured walking with the pet in Parsloes Park in Dagenham, east London. The witness, who took the picture on March 29, reported the matter to the animal welfare charity, Essex Live reports. 

Chris McGreal, RSPCA inspector, said: “The man – dressed in a black hat, black jacket and dark-coloured jogging bottoms – was seen carrying the small white Spitz-type dog by its collar across the park before getting into a black BMW.

“We’d like to speak to the man pictured or anyone who recognises him or the dog.

“We’d also like to speak to any witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information should call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for me.”

Despite difficulties arisen from the pandemic, the charity continues to investigate animal cruelty, and rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in desperate need of care.

In Derby recently, inspectors found a dog had become a “walking skeleton” after it was locked in a house for two months. It survived on just toilet water and toothpaste.

The cruel owner, Ayla Gilchrist, was handed a eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.



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