Woman driving a mobility scooter dragged dog down street

The RSPCA has rescued a dog after it was filmed being dragged along the road by a woman riding a mobility scooter.

The dog appeared unable to stand as it was pulled along by a lead around its neck, which was tied to the scooter.   

The dog is now in the care of the RSPCA and has been examined by a vet.  

An RSPCA spokesman said: 'A dog who was seen in a video posted online has, this evening, been seized by police and is now in RSPCA care and being checked over by a vet.

'Our enquiries are ongoing so we won't be releasing any further information at this time but we'd like to thank West Midlands Police for assisting with this investigation and helping to find the dog so quickly.'

A West Midlands Police spokesman said the incident took place in the last few days.

A passerby who witnessed the dog's ordeal tried to warn the woman on the scooter that she was hurting her pet.

'You're hurting the dog. The dog's dead. You are hitting the kerb,' the person said as the dog slammed against the side of the kerb.

'The dog's gonna die you know, bro? The dog's gonna' die, stop the f***ing thing, man.' 

The elderly woman briefly looked at the camera before turning away, muttering something inaudible and continuing along the road.