‘It is abuse’: Woman pleads with man after he slaps dog across face

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The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Monday August 15 on Livingstone Road, Blackburn
The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Monday August 15 on Livingstone Road, Blackburn

A man caught on camera slapping two dogs was yelled at by a woman who told him his behaviour was tantamount to 'abuse'.

During the incident, which was filmed in Livingstone Road, Blackburn on Monday, two men can be seen walking along the road with two large dogs.

Footage shared with the Lancashire Telegraph shows one of the men attempting to force the dogs to sit.

He is then seen slapping one dog, a large hound-type breed, before hitting the other dog, a German Shepherd, twice - the second time across the face.

The behaviour prompted a concerned resident, who was watching the man, to speak out.

In the video she can be heard pleading with the man to stop and shouts: "What are you doing? Don’t hit the dog. It is abuse."

She later adds: "You shouldn’t have a dog if you are doing this."

The man can be heard responding by saying "he had bred the dog since it was puppy and it wouldn’t listen".

As the man makes his way off, holding both dogs on two separate leashes, he claims the dog had "killed ten birds".

The second man in the video was not walking the dogs nor did he hit either of the animals.

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The footage has now been sent to the RSPCA, who said they are keen to hear from anyone who may know the identity of the individual in the video.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: "We are really saddened to hear about animal cruelty and incredibly grateful that animals lovers report it to us so we can investigate.

“We are keen to hear from anyone with any information about the identity of the person in this video and anyone who has more information about the incident, which took place at around 4.50pm on Monday, August 15.

“Anyone with information should call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.”