Puppy dies in woman’s arms after being thrown ‘like piece of rubbish’ from car
An eight-week-old puppy died in a woman’s arms after a thug hurled it out of a car window “like a piece of rubbish”.
The poor pooch was spotted and scooped up in Coventry, West Midlands last week – but couldn’t be saved.
Officers from the RSPCA are now hunting the cruel yob who threw the male terrier-type to its death.
The woman who tended to the pooch was walking down the road at around 10:20am on February 11 when she saw a van swerve to avoid an object.
She went over to see what had happened and found the pup, which she lifted into her arms and wrapped in her coat as temperatures were below freezing.
She said he was not moving and she heard him make a noise when she picked him up – but sadly he died in her arms moments later.
The woman, who asked not be named, said: “I saw a van swerve to avoid an object in the road and then when I looked over I could see something and thought maybe a cat had been hit by a vehicle.
“When I ran over to see what happened I realised it was a small puppy – he wasn’t there earlier as I would have noticed him.
“I wrapped him up tightly in my coat as it was a freezing morning and I heard him make a noise so think he was alive at that point.
“I took him to a nearby house and wrapped him in towels and used heat pads to warm him up but sadly I realised he had probably died in my arms.
“The poor puppy smelt really bad so I guess he had not been kept in good conditions.
“I just feel so saddened by what has happened to him. It was terribly upsetting and I don’t understand how anyone can do something so cruel.”
RSPCA animal rescuer inspector Ben Jones is now investigating and is keen to speak to anyone who has information about the incident
He said: “It appears this poor puppy was callously thrown from a vehicle like a piece of rubbish into the middle of a road on a freezing morning.
“There were no other signs of injury on his body.
“At this stage no-one actually saw the puppy being thrown from the car although there is some CCTV footage that shows a white van slowing down shortly before he is found.
“I am keen to trace any further witnesses to the incident of anyone who may know who this puppy belonged to prior to this incident as he was not microchipped.
“It is an horrific act which has obviously upset those kind people who went to help this poor puppy so I am keen to find those responsible.”