We hate reporting such awful news, but attention needs to be brought to this type of behavior. Two dogs were thrown out of a speeding car, near Hertfordshire, England, the RSPCA has said. The horrific deed happened between the 20 and 19 junctions for Kings Langley and Chandler’s Cross. It was around 18:30 BST on Sunday, June the 17th.
The RSPCA charity said one of the dogs – a lurcher-type dog – was “killed instantly after being hit multiple times by vehicles”.
The other dog was a small, male, black and white Jack Russell terrier. Fortunately, due to its small size and a lot of luck, the little Jack Russel escaped to the side of the road unharmed. From there, he was picked up by a motorist who pulled over.
RSPCA animal welfare officer Peter Warne said: “This is an absolutely outrageous thing for someone to have done and the danger that this act put not only the dogs in, but also the many people travelling on the road at that time, is just appalling.
“It is terribly sad the lurcher dog did not survive and was killed in such a horrific way.
“It seems this poor dog’s death was instant due to the speed that the vehicles were travelling at.”
Mr. Warne didn’t forget to give thanks to the motorist and the other drivers who stopped to help the little Jack Russell.
“Those people almost certainly saved this dog’s life.”
Unfortunately, due to the high speed, the car was moving, witnesses were unable to catch a clear view of it. With the lack of a description of the vehicle, there are slim chances the person responsible will be found. However, if you have any relevant information, it’d be greatly appreciated if you contact the RSPCA.
The surviving Jack Russell is said to be between six and seven years old. Folks at the RSPCA have nicknamed him Tarmax and he is being looked after by the vets there while waiting for a new – and hopefully better – home.