A woman has been caught on camera allegedly kicking a dog and dragging it along the footpath in a disturbing case of animal cruelty on a Sydney street.
The distressing scenes were recorded on a home’s security camera in Lalor Park, west of Sydney, and shows the woman allegedly abusing the dog over a 55-second period.
“Walk!” she screams as the dog lies on the footpath, refusing to move.
She appears to grab the dog’s harness and lift the animal back on to its feet, demanding that it “walk, now” – but the dog drops to the ground again.
Walking behind the dog, the woman allegedly kicks it three times. With each kick, the woman screams “walk!” – but still the dog refuses to move.
She then allegedly drags the dog by its collar several metres down the footpath before appearing to smack it with her hand.
When the dog still refuses to budge, she drops the lead and walks off before returning and continuing to yell at the animal.
The video, believed to have been filmed on October 21, was uploaded to Facebook by a concerned member of the public before it was widely shared by animal sanctuary Feather and Fur Street Save.
NSW Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia they are aware of the video however no charges have been laid.
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Police are investigating an animal cruelty incident in Sydney's west from last Friday, October 21.
CCTV shows a woman walking her pet dog, before repeatedly kicking and yelling at it in front of a home at Lalor Park. #9News pic.twitter.com/hLLyzDY3zN
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) October 28, 2022
Australians "fuming" over video
The video sparked outrage on social media, where hundreds of people slammed the actions of the owner.
“This is absolutely disgusting,” one woman wrote.
"How cruel," another added, saying she was in tears watching the clip.
“This breaks my heart..these poor babies just want love..and they give us unconditional love in return,” a third said. “I hope this pup is found and finds a forever home that will love him.”
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