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A driver has spotted a disturbing scene on the pavement where a man appeared to be carrying his dog "by the throat".
The unsettling incident was captured on the motorist's dashcam when he was driving on Hill Street in Hednesford at around 6.10pm on Monday (June 6).
When the car passes the road, a man is seen picking up a white dog and seemingly holding it by the neck or the throat.
The dog's limbs hang mid-air while the man struggles to carry it and walks properly.
The motorist posted the video on Facebook and it was sparked concerns among animal lovers.
The driver told Birmingham Live: "It looks like he picked up the dog its throat. It is horses for courses — whether it was its neck or throat or whatever.
"I don't think you are supposed to pick up animals by the neck and throat.
"In comments, on Facebook, people are saying 'the scruff of the neck'. But it didn't look like the scruff of the neck — to me, the scruff of the neck is the back of the neck.
"Other comments were saying 'you are not supposed to pick adult dogs by the scruff of the neck'.
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"I am not a dog owner, I don't own any animals. I'm out of the equation as to how you pick up a dog — but to me, that was quite disturbing."
The incident has since been reported to the police and a Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "Police were notified of a video circulating on social media on Sunday (June 12) where by a man with a dog was recorded in Hednesford.
"The man has come forward to officers and a referral has been made to the RSPCA."
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