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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