Elderly couple strapped puppy to car roof as they sped down highway 70mph

An elderly couple who strapped their puppy to the car roof and sped down a highway in Queensland, Australia at 70 mph face a social media backlash after the photo of a frightened dog in a cage on top of a vehicle was posted on Facebook Saturday afternoon asking the public for help finding the offenders.

The RSPCA Australia has asked the public to show restraint after amateur detectives are believed to have tracked the couple down by their license plates.

Photos to Facebook were posted by Margie Popovic and showed the tan puppy looking very scared as the vehicle sped down the Bruce Highway.

“I imagine it was terrified as it was subject to Highway noise and over 100kph wind without shelter at all,” Margie posted under the photos. ” would  this do to a human? All up we observed this for about 115km – well an hour and a half. The second photo shows crate mat blown up and poor puppy in front of it taking the full force of the wind.”

Disgruntled readers posted they were disturbed why the couple had not found room inside of the vehicle for their dog.

The Queensland RSPCA blurred the license plate of the vehicle on Margie’s photo so it could not be read, but not before some super sleuths had already tracked down the obvious clues. The animal charity begged people not to start blasting the information all over social media:

“While we appreciate the concern many people have shown in relation to this post, we are very mindful that innocent people can be impacted when personal information is made public,” the RSPCA posted.

Although it is not against the law to put a crate on the roof of the car, other animal cruelty laws could have been impacted if the dog was harmed.

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(Photos of puppy strapped to car roof via Facebook)

Source: Yahoo News


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16 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Yeah “innocent people” can be impacted, these are NOT “innocent peoplt” they are idiots! I say tie them to the roof of their car and let them ride, see how they like it!

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  2. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Show RESTRAINT? This couple deserves a good talking to about what’s right and what’s wrong for their dog! And the other people who knew this was going on for an hour and a half???????????? And you did NOTHING?????? Are you NUTS?

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  3. pennysdachshund says:

    Nothing short of ignorance or maybe a little bit if early onset of dementia! In their defense however THEY DID NOT LEAVE the little guy tied to a tree or fence post on a rope or chain without food or water, or sitting in that crate in their yard for several days without shelter , and food and water!!! Fear on part of the pup, but at least his people had the dog with them , a zippered cover would have helped a lot to alleviate the wind issue… and education on the subject would be most helpful…

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  4. pennys dachshund says:

    education on the subject would be most helpful to these elderly individuals . the little dog was with them not left alone in the sun without food and water for several days while they were gone tied up !!

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    • Cynthia Como says:

      Pennysdachshund,ur defending this??? While it’s true it’s not as bad as some cases of abuse and neglect,it is really awful and unacceptable just the same! I do agree they need to be educated on why this is dangerous and unacceptable but at their age they really should know better! They are completely insensitive to the feelings and well being of this poor little dog! I shudder to think about the restraints holding this cage coming undone and the cage and dog flying off the car. I hope they are located and given a warning but I find it incredulous that they have to be told that this is wrong! SMH Stupidity really does know no bounds!!!

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  5. Helen says:

    Okay, this elderly couple must be suffering from senility for putting their crated dog on top of the car while speeding down the highway. They are lucky that the crate didn’t fall off the car, severely injuring or even killing their dog. Put your luggage and/or personal belongs on top of the car and let your dog be safe in the car.

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  6. ellen cottone says:

    wait!? you mean the couples rights were infringed because they were doing something compleatly stupid and morally unlawful!?
    Ha! thats not the way it works. where were they talking the unwanted, un cared for pup. to a one way trip to the out back.
    hell yea we want to know. rights of the couple!? indeed.

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  7. Marsha Squibb says:

    I am 73 and know after all these years you DO NOT put a dog on the top of your car…You assholes,are you stupid,cruel have Alzemiers or what????? I’d love to do the same to you two!!!!!!

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    These two old fucks should be strapped to the top of a car speeding down the interstate so they can see what they subjected an innocent terrified dog to – their age means nothing – it was cruel, uncalled for and stupid – it would be nice if the RSPCA stood up for the animals it is supposed to protect but never do – these old idiots need a massive wake up call.

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  9. Red says:

    They are in a freaking SUV….. the dog WOULDN’T FIT in the car…with or without a crate? If they are so damn old they think this is OK…..they need their drivers license taken…..this is asinine!

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  10. Monica says:

    No matter what these people are idiots. That is a living creature. The heat wind speed and noise is very harmful. Maybe one day a family member will strap them up top cause they’re getting older and stupider. People like them should never own an animal ever. They have no respect for life. They are abusers

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  11. Lorraine says:

    Insensitive idiots….
    They shouldn’t be allowed to have the dog, he deserves to be with ppl who will love, care and protect him.

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