Woman sobs after seeing owner dragging tired puppy down street on belly

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In Great Yarmouth, England, a woman was so upset when she spotted a man walk past her with three dogs, including a tired puppy being dragged down the street on her belly, she videoed the disturbing scene to be used as future evidence. The woman sobbed as she witnessed the five-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier, named Fatsy, shaking, grunting and whining as her owner Robert Loombe dragged the little one down the street. The witness then turned the video over to the police, who tracked the owner down and charged him with animal cruelty.

On Friday, Loombe’s punishment was regarded by animal activists as a joke. According to the Mirror, Loombe was fined $400 and was not banned from owning animals in the future, although the Norwich magistrate barred him from owning Fatsy any longer. Loombe pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and also admitted to possessing marijuana, but was not punished for the disturbing the peace offense.

According to witnesses, and Jade Barker who videoed the cruel situation, Loombe reacted angrily to people begging him to stop dragging the puppy along the sidewalk.

“I saw him dragging this poor little puppy behind him. I said that he needed to pick the puppy up and he told me to f*** off,” Jade stated. “So I just carried on walking and then saw him still dragging it across the road so its face collided with the high curb. I just thought it was so disgusting so I stood at the side of the Co-op and filmed him for 11 seconds. I was so upset that I was crying my eyes out.”

At least five other bystanders approached Loombe as he dragged the puppy more than 60 yards, but to each person, the nasty man reacted with rage telling people he was training the puppy how to walk on a leash by dragging it stating “you have to be cruel to be kind.”

The puppy had been one of a litter of seven puppies Loombe had at his home. At the time of his arrest, the police removed all of the dogs. On his Facebook page, which had garnered intense criticism,  has since been closed from public view, he insulted anyone who criticized him, but later added:

” I appreciate that I must me or nearly the most hated person in Norfolk & my behaviour/situation is nothing less than horrifyingly awful? I understand all of this & I mad a fu**ing massive mistake which I am/have paying for!!”

And as for Fatsy, she suffered a bloodied chin and a police spokesperson stated the mother dog and the puppies were at the Suffolk based Broken Halo Animal Rescue Center. Soon after the puppy’s father and two other puppies were brought to the rescue by a member of the Loombe family. All five dogs are currently in foster care and are due to be adopted. Fatsy is slowly recuperating from her ordeal.

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(Photos of tired puppy dragged via screenshots from video, Facebook and East Anglican News Service)

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16 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another joke of a punishment to an abuser – this bastard should be dragged by the hair from one end of Norfolk to the other – see how he likes it – and to those authorities who viewed this abuse so callously – you all need a wake up call with a 2×4 right across your ignorant heads.

    • Susan Duffy says:

      Nancy, I am 100% WITH YOU on this issue. The legal system (laws) are completely outdated and pathetic. Why don’t we start issuing punishments according to their severity. Let the PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME. This disgusting, drug-addled bastard who dragged the puppy along the road needs to be tied to the back of a car and dragged 20 miles. Let’s see if he can handle that. Once we start fitting the punishment to the crime, and toughening up the ban on deranged people having companion animals, farm animals or, indeed, human children, maybe we can start cleaning up society from the inside out. I am SO DAMN SICK AND ANGRY OF ANIMAL ABUSERS GETTING OFF SCOTT FREE.

  2. sherry D. hadley says:

    The law lets us down again with it’s lame handling of these cruelty charges. I’m glad that FB animal lovers have bombarded him with hate texts. I don’t believe his ” I made a mistake ” bullshit. He is too nasty a person to be sorry; he just doesn’t want to be harassed. Well, too bad. That puppy didn’t want to be dragged all over town in pain. He looks like he is capable of a lot more to me; super creep factor. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg for this freakazoid. Good luck to fatsy and the other pups in their new lives.

  3. Adrienne says:

    Oh, I got caught is probably what he is thinking, not that I did a stupid thing. Only when these scum get caught to they fake having and sorry about what they did. Stiff fine and maybe jail time. These people’s lives need to be so bad that they regret every day of having done what they did.

  4. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Son of bitch dragging poor puppy on belly he should be dragged on his belly on nails & sharp knives poor puppy I pray he is rescued & a new owner caring family will take him bg

  5. Michelle says:

    Another POS who should never own animals. I’ll drag his ugly ass around naked so he can feel the pavement and then smash his face into a nice curb. Then he can go smoke a joint..

  6. Red says:

    Someone needs to put this monster on a leash and drag his ugly a** for miles tied to a vehicle!! This puppy was WAY TO YOUNG to be on a leash, to be made to walk any distance much less drug. Karma….find this useless waster of a human and teach him a lesson he will not forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Georgina says:

    He should have prison time, banned from owning or living in a house with a pet and made to go see a shrink! He’s obviously a mental asshole and the world doesn’t need more idiots walking around free! Dumb ass slob! He’ll get his!


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